Senior Internship Program (SIP)
At many junctures in their education at Prep, students are asked to put their knowledge to use, but it is in their senior year that they are given a formal opportunity to apply what they’ve learned. The Senior Internship Program, which began in the 2001-2002 school year, provides seniors with a culminating experience in the final year of their high school careers.
Seniors can complete their 45-hour-long internship at any point during their senior year (including the summer between junior and senior years). The internships are intended to provide students with the opportunity to explore in depth a passion, talent, or special area of interest while providing real-life experience. Internship sites vary widely from year to year. They have included mentorships at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, dentist’s offices, and even local automotive garages. Students are expected to demonstrate independence, initiative, and personal responsibility as they plan and execute their internships.