How often will students be on-site?
Student interns may report daily or twice a week for a 1.5-hour block, depending on the company’s needs and student schedules.
Is there a minimum number of students we are required to take?
No. We have had some partners start with 2-3 students, and others
who accommodate 18-20 students.
Who provides transportation?
In most cases, the students drive. Union Public Schools has provided buses or arranged for alternate transportation in some instances. Partner companies have also offset transportation costs by donating gas cards. One partner even purchased a 15-passenger van.
Do I have to pay the students?
No. We have some partner companies who choose to pay an hourly wage, but the majority of our partners do not pay students. It is considered a job shadowing experience.
Are student interns covered by insurance?
Yes, Junior Achievement covers students with a $1 million liability policy.
What if a student is not working out?
If a student is not a good fit, you may contact the Career Connect office. The arrangement must be mutually beneficial for the student and the company.