Rock County Internship Program
12/11/2018 11:25 AM


The purpose of the 2019 Summer Rock Internship Program is to accelerate personal, as well as professional, skills development and career-related exposure for rising High School Seniors. This structured, earn-and-learn (paid internship) model will provide students with a meaningful, career pathway experience that will serve as a foundational element of their Academic & Career Plan (ACP); thereby, positioning students for future academic and workplace success. As such, students will gain: valuable interviewing, job searching and resume building experience; direct, career exposure at a worksite; opportunities to develop or improve communication, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork skills; and important networking connections. For a recap of the 2018 program, CLICK HERE.

Internship placements will be determined by a combination of factors, including but not limited to: match-making / compatibility with student ACP and the types of available internships. The program will last for a total of six weeks (i.e. up to 30 hours per week), beginning on June 10th with a Signing and Orientation Day. Then on June 17th, students will report to their designated worksites. Additional activities will take place at BTC's Central Campus, as well. The last day of the program is August 2nd. Additional program details are highlighted below. 

To participate in the 2019 Rock Internship program, students must apply by no later than Feb. 22nd. 

The Rock Internship Program is a collaborative talent development offering supported by participating employers, BLACKHAWK TECHNICAL COLLEGEROCK COUNTY 5.0 and the SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

For additional program details, continue reading below; download the STUDENT or EMPLOYER flyer; and/or contact KERRY OSMOND, the Internship Coordinator (608.757.7728).


  • Students must be at least 16 years and a resident of Rock County, WI, by the Signing and Orientation Day; and be eligible to work in the U.S. and Rock County, WI.
  • Students must have parental and/or legal guardian consent and be able to document said consent, by the Signing and Orientation Day.
  • Students must be entering their senior year of High School, as identified and/or recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction or an accredited education organization.
  • Students must have reliable transportation, ensuring full access and participation as it relates to every program obligation outlined with this manual and the Internship Program Participation Agreement.
  • Students must have an active ACP; be making progress toward fulfilling and/or meeting district-specific ACP requirements; and there must be alignment with the identified internship and the ACP.
  • Students were required to APPLY ONLINE and submit a completed application, including one Letter of Reference from an existing district staff or faculty member, by no later than 5 PM on February 22, 2019. As part of the application process, students will be required to participate in one or two interviews with the Internship Coordinator and/or the intern (worksite) employer. 
James Otterstein
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