Middle School Internship Week!


This February, our Middle School students participated in a week-long in-house Khalsa Internship. For some students, this was their first experience in a real-world work setting, and everyone was eager to get an idea of what working at Khalsa is like. The teachers who mentored the Middle Schoolers very much enjoyed fostering an environment in which the students could explore the world of employment!

Here are some of the insights that the Middle Schoolers brought back from their experience:

What went well with your internship?

“I thought that my relationships with the teachers were very nice.”

Student working in Lower Elementary

“A lot of the kids ended up liking me a lot and that made me feel very happy and special.”

-Student working in Primary classroom

What did you learn from your internship?

“That teaching is a hard job sometimes. That kids are so much fun. I would never know what one day will ask of you.”

-Student working in Toddler Classroom

“I learned how it feels to be on the other side of education, the frustration, the happiness.”

-Student working in Lower Elementary

“That oftentimes fears you have about working somewhere end up being mostly or completely irrational.”

-Student working in Upper Elementary

“I learned how toddlers interact, what they are interested in, how to communicate with them, and what it’s like to have a job.”

-Student working in Toddler Classroom

“I learned it takes a lot of dedication and patience to work with children and to teach and face everyday problems with them. It is a hard job to keep up with every student because of their different situation.

-Student working in Primary Classroom

“That I am surprisingly good with little children. Sometimes what you think you’ll dislike you’ll end up liking a lot, and what you think you’ll like, you might end up not liking it at all. You just have to try new things and see what you like.”

-Student working in Primary Classroom

What was challenging about your internship?

“Learning how best to work with each person.”

-Student working in Upper Elementary

                “I think what was most challenging was the problem solving for children.”

-Student working in Primary Classroom

How do you feel about completing your internship?

“I feel good because I think I did good [sic] for my first time interning, but I’m sad it’s over.”

-Student working in Primary Classroom

                “I feel very accomplished and happy that I got the opportunity for that experience.”

-Student working in Toddler Classroom

                “I feel proud; like it went very well, and I learned from the experience.”              

-Student working in Upper Elementary

             “I feel happy and more experienced of how it is in a working environment with adults, because for me as a student, it is not an everyday opportunity to face the working environment.”

-Student working in Primary Classroom

                “I feel sad because I won’t get to see the kids as often.”

-Student working in Toddler Classroom

            “I feel kind of sad because I kind of miss working with them and getting to know them, but I also feel satisfied and accomplished because I feel I met my goal with them.”

-Student working in Primary Classroom

What did you learn from your internship?

“I learned how it feels to be on the other side of education, the frustration, the happiness.”

-Student working in Lower Elementary

“I learned how toddlers interact, what they are interested in, how to communicate with them, and what it’s like to have a job.”

-Student working in Toddler Classroom

 “That often times fears you have about working somewhere end up being mostly or completely irrational.”

-Student working in Upper Elementary

“I learned it takes a lot of dedication and patience to work with children and to teach and face everyday problems with them. It is a hard job to keep up with every student because of their different situation.”               

-Student working in Primary Classroom

“That teaching is a hard job sometimes. That kids are so much fun. I would never know what one day will ask of you.”

-Student working in Toddler Classroom

“That I am surprisingly good with little children. Sometimes what you think you’ll dislike you’ll end up liking a lot, and what you think you’ll like, you might end up not liking it at all. You just have to try new things and see what you like.”

-Student working in Primary Classroom

This year students stayed on one of the campuses working in the classrooms and administrative building. Next year, as 8th-years they will receive further growth opportunity to intern off-campus.  The internship program is a great example of how students can venture out into the broader world while having the support of our Montessori teachers.