What exactly do the students do?
Over the years, Dalton students have held internships in: politics, the arts, science and medicine, business, law, architecture, publishing, theater, and film production. They have teamed with The Public Health Research Institute to conduct research in molecular biology and genetics; cataloged local excavation finds at The Museum of Natural History; assisted curators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and worked as editorial assistants at major national magazines. By seeing how businesses work and offices are managed, they have gleaned real-life experience and forged relationships with mentors who provide invaluable guidance and insight into future career possibilities. Most importantly, during the course of their internships, the initiative, responsibility, and self-reflection demanded of the students enhance their sense of confidence, competence, and maturity.
How does the program work?
The Directors of the High School Internship Program continuously update and maintain a list of available internships and will help to find new internship opportunities by reaching out to our enthusiastic parent body. Prospective Dalton students are interviewed and carefully matched to the most appropriate program sponsors. These programs are regularly tracked and evaluated to ensure that both students and employers are satisfied.