How do I establish an internship or work-based learning experience with LAUSD Linked Learning?
The Linked Learning Office works to match businesses with students based on "Pathways" of study aligned to Industry Sectors (*see bottom of page). Representatives of the business and the Linked Learning Office agree on commitment of time and effort to meet the expected needs of both parties.
Please fill out the following form to begin the process of sponsoring an internship or providing an alternative work-based learning experience:
After you submit the form, you will be contacted by a Linked Learning Work-Based Learning Coordinator (WBLC).
What are the State and Federal laws that I would need to be aware of in working with students?
All vendors that employ student interns must abide by all state and federal child labor laws. More information can be obtained from the following website: http://www.cawee.org/laborlaws.htm.
For more information about child labor laws, contact the U.S. Department of Labor at http://www.dol.gov/, and the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/dlse.html.
*What is an example of a "Pathway?"The California Department of Education has identified 15 Industry Sectors such as Arts, Media, & Entertainment, Engineering & Design, Finance & Business, and Health Science & Medical Technology (more information can be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/sf/ctemcstandards.asp). Within these sectors there are many pathways under which schools can create curricula and project-based lessons (a graphic representation can be found at http://whodouwant2b.com/files/15pathways.pdf).