Observing (Shadowing) – According to the North Carolina DPI, observing/shadowing is a
short-term educational experience that introduces an individual student
to a particular job or career by pairing the student with an employee
of a business, industry, or agency.
Observation experiences are permitted for students whose schools are affiliated
Internship – According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction,
a Career Major Internship deviates from the General Internship in that
the work-based experience is directly related to the classroom instruction
and the chosen career focus of the student. It may be integrated within
instruction or subsequent to the completion of instruction, e.g. course
or course sequence. Unpaid internships are permitted for students whose
schools are affiliated with CVHS.
Practicum – A course of study devoted to practical experience in a field.
Co-Op – A course of study devoted work-based learning supervised by an
expert in the field.