/ Ways to Help
In order to make Winterim an exquisite experience, we are always in the process of recruiting community members to participate, even if it’s not until January of 2022. Here are some options you have to help make a difference in students’ lives in Winterim 2022:
- 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 Heidi Nykamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A portion of the Winterim program is open only to juniors and seniors: our Winterim Internships are off-campus “practice” work experiences with real employers so that students can gain first-hand experience of a possible career pathway. An internship placement like this often helps students decide what they want to do after high school graduation––or what they definitely do not want to do! When students sign up on the designated registration day, they will have the chance to commit to an internship. If they commit, Mr. Schemper will contact them to discuss a placement that best fits their interests. We also encourage students to use their own connections to find internships for themselves; if a student finds her or his own placement, she or he should relay the potential host’s information to Mr. Schemper. Our goal is to have all interns paired with a mentor by mid-November. Most students stay local for their internship; a few end up elsewhere around the world! More information is available on the winter internships page.