Parent/Guardians - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

“This is not about careers. It’s not even necessarily about your greatest interest. Internship is about becoming something more, enlarging our sense of identity.” - Rob Riordan (HTH co-founder)

What is the HTH Internship Program?

Our internship program is a five week immersive experience with the goal of providing the intern (your student) a brief glimpse into what it would mean to work in that field. During the internship, students complete one major project that is both interesting to them and of value to the organization.  Please note, internships replace the students’ current academic classes. 

Do internships take place off campus? 

Yes. This helps students get an authentic and realistic glimpse into what happens in the world outside of school.

Can internships take place online?


Can internships be a hybrid of in person and online?

Yes, it is possible for an internship to be both in person part time and digital part time.  

When does internship take place?

Internships take place from January 22–February 23, 2024 While the goal is for the interns to work 30 hours per week, the specific hours that the intern works each day should be decided by the intern and the mentor (with parent and teacher approval). The specific number of hours an intern works should be determined by the number of hours necessary to have a high quality experience.

Can internships take place in groups?

Yes. One thing we’ve learned as we’ve shifted to digital internships is the collaborative or social atmosphere of many workplaces is important. While wanting to be clear that a mentor should feel no pressure to work with more than one intern, we are encouraging both interns and mentors to consider working in groups of 2 or 3 interns in an attempt to mitigate what is lost due to social distancing. To be clear, if interns are in a group they will be working together on one project.

What does an internship look like?

The end goal of an HTH internship is for the student to work in a field that interests them AND complete a project. For a traditional in person experience, you will complete your project on site. If you are doing an online or a hybrid internship, we suggest a strategic use of Zoom meetings paired with multiple other forms of communication.

If I do a digital internship, may I come to campus?

Yes, but this is not a requirement. We highly recommend that students attend school during that time, especially if they could benefit from the additional support we have here.

If I do an in-person internship, do I still need to come to campus?

No. You should attend your internship on site.

How does my student get to Internship?

Students are responsible for transportation to and from their Internship sites, which may be via their own vehicle, parent/guardian driving, or mass transit. The Host Organization is not responsible for transportation of the student. The mentor shall not transport a student unless the parent/guardian has given prior written consent for the mentor to transport their student for purposes of the Internship only. 

If you have more questions, please reach out to one of your 11th grade teachers, Jade (HTHI's Director), or Nikki (HTHI's Dean of Students).