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Senior Internship Program

2022 - 2023 Ridge Senior Internship Program


The Ridge Senior Internship Program (SIP) provides opportunities for seniors who meet the eligibility requirements to explore local unpaid internships to further develop skills and knowledge, and gain valuable hands-on experiences in a potential career or area of interest.  An internship opportunity will also provide you with a chance to give back to the local businesses and community organizations that have supported you throughout your years in Basking Ridge.  


There are two types of Senior Internship Programs offered as part of the Ridge High School Curriculum of Studies.  


The Senior Internship (Full Year) Program runs for the full academic year from September through June and is scheduled as part of a student’s senior schedule through the Counseling Office.  


The Senior Internship (May – June) Program will run each academic year from mid-May through mid-June.  Exact program start and end dates are communicated annually.  All seniors who meet all of the prerequisites will be eligible to participate in the program.  Most students who participate in this SIP will report to their internship on a daily basis versus to Ridge for the last 3 – 4 weeks of school.  Although exceptions may apply – all academic requirements must be completed by the beginning of your internship. All seniors who meet the eligibility requirements will be able to participate.


Students will be asked to either self-design an internship (preferred method) or apply for posted internships in the SIP database (which will be limited).  Sponsors of internships will expect students to apply for the internships, submit resumes, and participate in interviews.  Students who are offered an internship will create a schedule in partnership with their internship host that enables them to successfully complete their internship commitments.  In some cases, students may need to complete some remaining academic commitments at Ridge while participating in the internship program. 


Regardless of the program, is important for all students who participate in the Senior Internship Program(s) to understand that you are ambassadors of Ridge High School and the Basking Ridge community. 


In order to qualify for the privilege of participating in the Senior Internship Program(s), all of the eligibility requirements must be met. 


Applications are available from our Senior Internship Coordinators, Mrs. McGivney and Mrs. Hughes.  Please email them at [email protected] or [email protected]