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Opportunity Awaits: Pathways Academy of Technology & Design's Internship Program

Check Out Our Featured Articles on Internship Program Activities:

Local Businesses Help Prepare Students for Internships

Pathways Internship Appreciation Event Honors Interns and Corporate Partners

Celebrating Work-Based Learning: Pathways Academy's 1st Annual Internship Presentation Event

Students Explore the Pathway to Stanley Black & Decker

As a NAF school, our mission is to provide work-based learning training into the curriculum to prepare students to be college and career-ready. We work with our Industry Advisory Partners, to provide meaningful learning seminars and activities on:

  • Career Days
  • Resume Writing & Mock Interviews
  • Job Shadows
  • Summer Internships
  • Lunch 'n Learns
  • Career Mentoring

Developing a sufficient number of students interested in pursuing STEM disciplines is going to be critical for companies moving forward. Pathways is a cultivating and a diverse population of students who want to pursue STEM careers! Our goal is to expose students to several industries and career paths so they understand the multitude of ways in which they could leverage their technical skills and thereby help them to find a path that will engage, interest and motivate them. For companies, this is a great way to begin developing the diverse talent pipeline of youth, that will be so critical as our industries grow, develop and evolve.

From Fall 2015 though Summer 2016, Pathways had 110 interns employed and working at 30 companies and organizations to learn about career opportunities in business and IT. Additional connections are being made and the plans are for even more students to be placed for 2017 at roles in IT, Advanced Manufacturing and Design!

To get involved and influence opportunities and futures for our students, please reach out to our Work-Based Learning and Internship Coordinator, NiCole Schlagheck at nicole.schlagheck@hartfordschools.org.

See the many organizations that provided opportunities for our students during the summer of 2016:

  • Aetna
  • American Eagle Federal Credit Union
  • Capital Workforce Partners
  • Cigna
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • CPEP
  • Energy Efficiencies
  • Hartford Healthcare
  • Hartford Steamboiler
  • Kelser
  • MetroHartford Information Services
  • Mobile Apps at Trinity College
  • Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr.
  • Starbase
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers
  • Urban Alliance
  • Verizon Quest
  • West Hartford Community Television
  • and MORE!

Testimonials from 2016 Pathways Summer Interns:

"Be ready to learn, adapt, try new things, and be persistent!"

"Your manger and co-workers are often your most important resource."

"Work as much as you can. The experience is worth it."

"Don't be afraid to step out of the box."

“My internship was such an amazing experience, not only was I able to expand my knowledge on computers and in IT, but the atmosphere and staff were so welcoming, it felt like a 2nd home!”


  • September 2017
    • 09/22 College Rep Visit - University of New Haven
    • 09/25 Author Series @ Pathways, Kendare Blake 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMRoom 423
    • 09/26 College Rep Visit - Eastern CT State University Sign Up on the 3rd Floor Bulletin Board
    • 09/26 College Rep Visit - University of Connecticut Sign Up on the 3rd Floor Bulletin Board
    • 09/26 9th Grade Assembly 1:35 PM to 2:15 PMPathways Cafeteria
    • 09/26 Peer Mentor Monthly Meeting 1:35 PM to 2:15 PMPathways Library
    • 09/28 Ms. Usher on Field trip to Hartford Stage 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 09/29 Hurrican Relief Dress Down Fundraiser taking place @ Pathways
    • 09/30 Welcome Back to School BBQ Sponsored by the Pathways PTO-SGC 1:00 PMGoodwin Park, Hartford, CT
  • October 2017
    • 10/02 College Rep Visit - Post University Sign Up on the Bulletin Board on the 3rd Floor


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