4Ps of Internships

Increasing Company Participation and Opportunities for Student Learners

MODEL SUMMARY

The 4Ps of Internships is a framework of four models that allows employers large and small, with a range of budgets, to offer valuable work-and-learn opportunities.

Through these internship models, high school students gain in-demand skills that increase their motivation, maturity and aspirations.

KEY ELEMENTS OF THE MODEL

  • Career exploration
  • Mentorship
  • Paid internships
  • Leadership, communication, problem-solving, presentation and critical-thinking skills training
  • On-the-job information technology (IT) training
  • Pathway to careers in IT
  • Sense of professional responsibility

Model Layout

The 4Ps of Internships model, provided by the Creating IT Futures Foundation.