Wagner College High School Internship Program

For over 20 years The Department for Lifelong Learning at Wagner College has provided children and teen programs to the Staten Island community. Our internship program will help you gain real world experience and relevant skills that support your education and career exploration.


Why a High School Internship?
Internships are a great way to get introduced to a field you may be interested in. They can help provide valuable work experience by learning from more experienced professionals. Our Internship gives you the opportunity to earn community service hours needed for fulfilling graduation, National Honors Society, and other club requirements. Upon completion of your internship, Wagner College will provide a certificate attesting to hours completed.

What will I gain from this internship?

As an intern at Wagner College Department for Lifelong Learning, you will be exposed to an education environment where you will have the opportunity to work alongside teaching professionals in a hands on environment, in the classroom, assisting students in meeting their goals and objectives.  Other benefits of the program include:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Classroom management skills
  • Individual mentoring from teaching professionals in specialty areas
  • Opportunity to submit a written or oral reflection about your experience
  • Intern Evaluation from Teacher/Mentor
  • Certificate of Internship Completion

What will I be doing?
As an intern, you will be working as a teacher’s assistant in one of many classes offered including Performing Arts (Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance, Voice), Fine Arts, Computer Technology, Science/Lego Robotics and more.

As a teacher’s assistant you will be able to:

  • Assist with class projects
  • Guide students following teacher’s instructions
  • Assemble class materials
  • Maintain safety and escort children to and from pick-up and drop-off stations
  • Learn from experienced teaching professionals in specialty subjects
  • Gain valuable community service house and self-satisfaction
Spring January 27 – April 27, 2024

Work Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Actual work hours are dependent on class assignments.)

Questions? Contact The Department for Lifelong Learning 718.390.3221 or email us at lifelong-learning@wagner.edu

How to Apply

Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school and submit the following application materials online below or via mail or email.

  • Completed Application Form
  • A one-page essay, no longer than 500 words, discussing your goals and interest in the program
  • Signature of Parent/Guardian
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