Where do students work?
Science Leadership Academy maintains partnerships with over 150 different organizations within Philadelphia and New Jersey. The host sites range from local law firms and elementary schools, to universities such as Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania. Students also work at local museums such as The Franklin Institute, The Mütter Museum, and The American Philosophical Society Museum. A full list of sites will be up on the website in the near future.
What do students do?
Student activities are decided between the hosts and the students due to the wide variety of organizations. Each provides its own unique opportunity, and each organization has a different role for students to fill. Students act as tour guides at museums, take college-level courses, work in hospitals, learn about and fix computers, and much more. Outside of the designated internship, advisors may use the ILP experience to guide discussions and activities about college and career planning. At the end of the year, students share their ILP experiences with each other in a structured reflective session during Advisory.
Are students paid?
To keep things fair, students may not be financially compensated for their time. Instead they are provided with a letter grade each quarter.
What is the time commitment for the ILP program?
Students must work at least two hours and a maximum of three hours per week at their organization unless they have made prior arrangements with the ILP Coordinator and the host.
What happens with CTE Students and ILPs?
CTE students complete their ILPs within the field of the program which counts toward their CTE program completion.
Who is the ILP Coordinator?
The ILP Coordinator is Jeremy Spry; he can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students in the CTE Engineering or CTE Digital Video programs work with our CTE Site Coordinator, Abby Shagin. Ms. Shagin can be reached at email@example.com.