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    Welcome to your internship experience with the
    Buffalo Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department!

    The CTE Department offers three internship courses in which students may earn course credit.  For a student to be enrolled in one of these courses, they must work with a certified work-based learning coordinator from the internship’s inception AND have passed CFM A. 

     

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Possible Credits

    GI04G

    INTERNSHIP (HALF YR)

    0.5

    GI04M

    INTERNSHIP (FULL YR)

    1.0

    GI04MS

    INTERNSHIP (FULL YR)

    1.0

     

    Types of Internships Outlined

    Registered,
    State-Approved Program Title

    Coordinator Extension*

    Student Age

    Paid/
    Un-Paid

    Diploma Credit / Worksite Hours

    Related Classroom Instruction

    Experience Must Relate to Career Interests

    Training Must Develop Career Skills

    Other Notes

    CEIP

    Career Exploration Internship Program***

    #8982

    14+

    And in high school

    Unpaid

    **

    .5 / 54 hrs.

    1 / 108 hrs.

     

    27 hours

    54 hours

     

    Yes

    No
    (focus is career exploration)

    Minimum wage does not apply

     

    Productive work is prohibited

     

    Prohibited occupations apply, no student-learner exception is allowed

    GEWEP

    General Education Work Experience Program

    #8981

    or

    #8982

    16+

    Paid

    **

     

    .5 / 150 hrs.

    1 / 300 hrs.

     

    At least one period per week

    No

    Yes

     Minimum wage applies

       

    Productive work is allowed

     

    Prohibited occupations apply; no student-learner exception is allowed

    WECEP

    Work Experience and Career Exploration Program
    (for at-risk students) 

    #8981

    or

    #8982

    14-15

    Paid

    **

    .5 / 150 hrs.

    1 / 300 hrs.

    At least one period per week

    No

    Yes

         Minimum wage applies

         

    Productive work is allowed

       

    Prohibited occupations apply; no student-learner exception is allowed

    CO-OP

    Career and Technical Education Cooperative Work Experience Program**

    #8982

    16+

    Paid

    &

    Unpaid

    .5 / 150 hrs.

    1 / 300 hrs.

     

    Five periods per week

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Minimum wage applies

       

     Productive work is allowed

     

    Can perform prohibited occupations ONLY if all criteria for student-learner exception are met

     

    Students enrolled in CTE programs of study may not earn extra credit since the WBL experience is included in the CTE credits

     

    * 8981:  Coordinator of Work Based Learning Programs for Career Awareness               * 8982:  Coordinator of Work Based Learning Programs for Career Development

    FOR ALL INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES:  Working Papers are Required | Hour limits apply based on NYS DOL Laws Governing the Employment of Minors | Certificate of insurance from district to cover liability | Students must be covered under the employee’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance


  • See below for all required documents that need to be completed for an internship with the
    Career and Technical Department in Buffalo Public Schools. 
    Please contact the CTE Office at 716-816-3700 if you have any questions.