WINTERIM

/ What is Winterim?

Winterim is a Holland Christian High School learning experience during the first school week of January that gives students an opportunity to explore subjects outside of the traditional curriculum, so that they can be exposed to new ideas, potential careers, and lifetime skills. Students choose between taking two mini-courses or participating in an internship.

/ Ways to Help

In order to make this an exquisite experience we are in the process of recruiting community members to participate. Here are some options you have to help make a difference in students’ lives this Winteirm:

  • Teach a mini-course – the subject matter could be related to your profession or to a hobby or personal interest that you are passionate about (3 hours per day for one week)
  • Serve as a guest lecturer in another teacher’s class
  • Provide an internship or job shadow experience for a student(s) at your workplace
  • Volunteer to be a van or bus driver for students to get to off-site venues

Have a question or want to help? Contact the high school office at hs@hollandchristian.org

 / Internships

A portion of the Winterim program is open only to juniors and seniors: off-campus “practice” work experiences with real employers so that students can gain first-hand experience with a possible career pathway. A placement like this could help a student decide what to do after high school graduation – or what not to do.

Have a question? Contact Lydia Frens, Internship Director, at lfrens@hollandchristian.org.

Internship Links for Students & Parents:

Available Internships

Internship Category
Internship Description
Company Name
Internship #
AccountingJR Automation*2
AgricultureDepending on student interest, activities will include: learn how to properly feed lactating and gestating animals including checking feed quality, water and how to recognize animals that need treatment. Help take care of newborn piglets including drying babies, assisting sows and ensuring they get colostrum. Learn how to give routine shots to piglets. Students can see how we perform tail docking and castration. Wean piglets. Learn about internal and external biosecurity for a commercial sow farm, and how to safely move sows and piglets throughout the farm. Understand daily record keeping and how we ensure animal welfare and food safety. Learn AI procedure and heat detection. Participate in daily chores to maintain barn cleanliness and animal health.mStudents will be required to shower at the farm and wear farm provided clothing just like our employees do If the student has specific interests or areas they would like to focus on we can place them at the best farm to get that experience.
Dykhuis Farms4
AgricultureSame as #4Dykhuis Farms5
AgricultureSame as #4Dykhuis Farms6
AgricultureSame as #4Dykhuis Farms7
AgricultureSame as #4Dykhuis Farms8
AgricultureSame as #4Dykhuis Farms9
ArtWork with a fine artist (painter); web skills are a plusJoel Schoon-Tanis105
ArtsHolland Area Arts Council13
Arts/CartooningInterdisciplinary experience includes: marketing, communication, graphic design, drawing animation; what it's like to freelance; help to host a drawing club, use cartooning and graffiti to train employees and simplify complex concepts.GooGenius (The Cartoon Company)*131
Art EducationMiddle school art: be involved in preparation and example making, project development, grading, display, and basic organization of a classroomHolland Christian Middle School12
BroadcastingLearn about "on air," sales, production, commercials, sports broadcasting1450 WHTC/VAN 92.7132
Business AdministrationBack to Health Chiropractic16
Business Administration/DevelopmentOutdoor Discovery Center17
CommunicationsPublications/WebsiteRidge Point Community Church22
Conduit bending/runningJR Automation*23
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction116
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction123
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction124
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction125
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction126
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction127
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction128
Construction Management/General Contracting1/2 of internship time w/field supervisor at construction sites; 1/2 in officeGDK Construction129
CulinaryHolland Rescue Mission24
Dental
Explore a wide range of fields within dentistry as you observe several skilled professionals working on our team (dentist, registered dental assistants, registered dental hygienists, business staff)
Shoreline Family Dental25
DentalCenterstone Family Dentistry26
Educational/SpiritualEducational and spiritually focused activities for a special needs, residential populationBenjamin's Hope19
Electrical/WiringJR Automation*28
ElectronicsWork with our innovation team to develop a new line of wireless electronics products for a key Fleetwood customer. You will be exposed to customer research, engineering (mechanical, electrical, and software), manufacturing, and business decisions. This is a great opportunity to witness innovative product development and manufacturing in action.Fleetwood Group159
EngineeringDebugging and getting machines ready for prove out; should enjoy working with their hands and trouble shooting. The students will be operating light equipment, drills, taps, hammers; will be working the majority of the time on the shop floor. Our team takes a break at 9:30 am and we have a ½ hour lunch that starts at noon. Most of our employees stay on site, bring a lunch, and eat in-house. Students will need to wear safety glasses while working on the shop floor.

Koops, Inc. (Manufacturing Automation Engineering)137
Engineering, ElectricalIncludes electronicsDisher Design31
Engineering/ManufacturingJMS Incorporated140
Engineering, Mechanical/DesignJR Automation*35
EquestrianFeed, turnouts, groom, and exercise horses; clean and fill stalls; train horses, learn about safety and horse first aid; exposure to buying and selling horses; depending on students' interests, some marketing and website activitiesPine Manor Arabians36
EquestrianFeed, turnouts, groom, and exercise horses; clean and fill stalls; train horses; learn about safety and horse first aid; exposure to buying and selling horses; depending on students' interests, some marketing and website activitiesPine Manor Arabians37
Facilities/MaintenanceRidge Point Community Church101
Film/VideoStudents will participate in filming and editing video projects
Students will be introduced to graphic design; In Ada, MI
Ada Bible Church39
Film/VideoStudents will participate in filming and editing video projects
Students will be introduced to graphic design; In Ada, MI
Ada Bible Church40
FinanceTransmatic*41
Human ResourcesTalent Acquisition/Technical RecruitingDisher Design43
Human ResourcesJR Automation*44
Human ResourcesYangfeng45
Human ResourcesTransmatic46
Interior DesignIn Grand Rapids; http://www.portobelloroad.us/Portobello Road 161
Interior DesignExperience will focus on design side, the business side, or a blend of the twoKlingmans of Holland162
Interior DesignWork with an interior designer to assist residential and commercial clients to make homes and work spaces functional and beautiful.Lori Haverdink Interior Design, LLC133
Interior DesignJeffery Roberts Design166
IT Computer & Network SupportEgltech120
ITIn Grand RapidsMeijer Corporate153
ITIn Grand RapidsMeijer Corporate154
ITIn Grand RapidsMeijer Corporate155
ITTransmatic47
Law-related/InterdisciplinaryThis placement could benefit a student with an interest in mediation (intervention in a dispute in order to help the people involved solve it), conflict resolution, and the court system, and could give you a glimpse into a career in law, the ministry, sociology, social work, psychology or communications.Mediation Services110
Law-related/InterdisciplinaryThis placement could benefit a student with an interest in mediation (intervention in a dispute in order to help the people involved solve it), conflict resolution, and the court system, and could give you a glimpse into a career in law, the ministry, sociology, social work, psychology or communications.Mediation Services49
Machine AssemblyWorking with our assembly team assembling our machinery. Student should enjoy working with their hands and trouble shooting. The students will be operating light equipment, drills, taps, hammers; will be working the majority of the time on the shop floor. Our team takes a break at 9:30 am and we have a ½ hour lunch that starts at noon. Most of our employees stay on site, bring a lunch, and eat in-house. Students will need to wear safety glasses while working on the shop floor.Koops, Inc. (Manufacturing Automation Engineering)138
MachiningMachine buildingJR Automation*50
MachiningCNC operationJR Automation*51
Make-up ArtsMerle Norman52
Manufacturing Management/PlantYangfeng53
Manufacturing Management/MaterialsYangfeng54
Manufacturing Management/Continuous ImprovementYangfeng55
Market ResearchCollaborative research project experience open to 2-4 interns. Students must talk with Mrs. Frens in person if interested in this internship. Email to schedule a time: lfrens@hollandchirstian.orgM&M Mars 134
Marketing/Brand MarketingVideo Production, Broadcast Producer and In-Store DigitalMeijer Corporate156
Marketing/Brand MarketingVideo Production, Broadcast Producer and In-Store DigitalMeijer Corporate157
Marketing/RebrandingGraphic Design/Social MediaCrossroad Bible Institute158
Ministry/Children's MinistryRidge Point Community Church65
Ministry/Children's MinistryRidge Point Community Church66
Ministry/Children's MinistryRidge Point Community Church67
Ministry/Children's MinistryRidge Point Community Church68
Ministry/Middle School MinistryRidge Point Community Church69
Ministry/Middle School MinistryRidge Point Community Church70
Ministry/Middle School MinistryRidge Point Community Church71
Ministry/Middle School MinistryRidge Point Community Church72
Ministry/Middle School MinistryRidge Point Community Church73
Ministry/Middle School MinistryRidge Point Community Church74
Worship Music LeadingProvidence Church104
Outdoor EducationOutdoor Discovery Center75
PoliticsIn Grandville, MI officeU.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga's Office149
Physical Therapy In Grand RapidsMetro Health Physical Therapy80
Plumbing/pneumaticJR Automation*81
Project ManagementJR Automation*82
PurchasingJR Automation*83
PurchasingTransmatic*84
Real EstateHome Reality Lakeshore86
Real EstateFive Star Real Estate87
Restaurant OwningRestaurant owning/managing, in-house baking, wedding reception planningThe Trestle Stop Restaurant115
SalesTransmatic*89
Social WorkWorking with childrenBoys and Girls Club (Holland North)90
Speech PathologyStudent to complete a WO form - see Mrs. Frens for detailsWest Ottawa Public Schools160
EducationBoys and Girls Club (Holland South)146
Social Work/Foster CareFoster care, foster care adoption, foster home licensing; will also receive information on domestic infant adoption, refugee and clinical servicesBethany Christian Services92
Social Work/Foster CareFoster care, foster care adoption, foster home licensing; will also receive information on domestic infant adoption, refugee and clinical servicesBethany Christian Services93
Social Work/Special NeedsBenjamin's Hope95
Special EducationBenjamin's Hope97
Technical Writing/DocumentationJR Automation*98
ToolmakingTransmatic*99
Tooling DetailerTooling design/drawingJMS Incorporated142
VeterinaryAll animals; located in Columbia City, IN; housing for the week could be available (host is close relative of HCHS family)C.C. Veterinary Hospital121
WeldingJR Automation*100
Worship Arts/TechRidge Point Community Church102
Worship Arts/TechRidge Point Community Church103
WritingBible course content for prison inmates; in Grand Rapids; also rebranding content - writing, social media, graphic designCrossroad Bible Institute150
WritingBible course content for prison inmates; in Grand Rapids; also rebranding content - writing, social media, graphic designCrossroad Bible Institute151
Social WorkWorking with pregnant moms; may include exposure to ultrasound technology; intern must be 18Positive Options91
Business Analysis TeamTo understand customer requirements and design solutionsRutherford and Associates163
Quality AssuranceTo validate the changes are functional and safeRutherford and Associates165
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