NYC Student Program

The Industry Scholars Program supports CTE and FRNYC High School students in advancing their education and career aspirations through valuable work based learning activities.

ISP brings together
four program components.

Work Readiness Training & Support

Students participate in trainings to prepare for their internship prior to the start date and will receive support throughout the program.

Immersive Internships

Students are placed in internships at a variety of companies aligned with their field of study.

Credentialing opportunities

Upon completion of the program, students may be eligible for school credit and a CTE endorsed diploma

Future employment opportunities

Students graduating with internship experiences, are more likely than students without those experiences to find employment upon graduation.

ISP helps students become stronger college and job candidates.

Work in a paid internship opportunity at a company in the students’ academic field of study, with the NYS minimum hourly wage of $15 per hour.

Gain exposure to careers and strengthen your professional network in these fields. Develop technical and employable skills for career success! 

*Students must complete employment verification to participate. Dates and deadlines will vary each Cohort, please see below

ISP has high expectations for our students.

Students must fully commit to:

  • Participation in a work readiness training and orientation prior to their internship start.
  • Working the complete schedule, arriving on time to their internships, and submission of regular timesheets in order to be paid.
  • Signing the training plan and completion of all evaluations
  • Completing the internship in its entirety.
  • Giving their best efforts and always being ready to learn and grow!

Students must fully commit to:

Participation in a work readiness training and orientation prior to their internship start.

Working the complete schedule, arriving on time to their internships, and submission of regular timesheets.

Signing the training plan and completion of all evaluations

Completing the internship in its entirety.

Other Resources for Students

FAQ

Where do I fill out the application?

Complete the application on participants.careerpathways.nyc! You will need to have a complete profile in order to apply for the ISP program. Here are instructions on how to sign the application.

How many hours can I work in total? How many hours can I work a week?

For Fall and Spring, you may work up to 60 hours in total over six weeks. For Summer, you may work up to 150 hours over six weeks.

Where do I sign my application?

Sign your application on the ISP Student Portal.

Can I work more hours than the limit?

No, you cannot work more than the limit (60 hours in Fall/Spring, 150 in Summer). Any hours over the limit are counted as volunteer hours. Based on how you organize your work schedule, you might reach your internship hours limit before the official program end date.

How much will I be paid?

You will be paid $15/hour according to the NY State Minimum Wage.

Do I have to be I-9 Verified?

Yes, you have to be I-9 verified to participate in ISP internships. Please speak with your school coordinator for assistance

Can I bring copies of my documents to my I-9 Verification?

No, all of your documents have to be original versions. Also, pictures of the originals will not be accepted.

What documents do I need for I-9 verification?

When will I be paid?

You will be paid every two weeks on Fridays. You will need to enter your hours on the Student Portal and have your supervisor’s approval weekly in order to be paid.

How do I fill out my timesheet?

How do I enroll in direct deposit?

When will I receive my payroll card?

You will receive your payroll card 10 -17 days after you are enrolled into the program. Make sure that your address on participants.ctetracking.org is correct so you can receive your card ASAP. If you are signed up for direct deposit, you will not receive a payroll card.

What will I be doing during my internship?

This dependa on what you are studying in school and what the partner organization needs help with. The objective is for students to have the opportunity to apply the job skills and information gained in the classroom and learn from professionals in their industry.

Internships will be either virtual or in person for selected industries and students should expect to complete assigned tasks to them, attend meetings, and meet various staff members from the organization.

Where will I be placed?

We are unable to say exactly because we work with hundreds of students and employers, but the hope is that you will be matched with an incredible employer! Please make sure to have their contact information and keep in communication.

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