Posted by The American Conservatives on Saturday, September 23, 2018 11:05:13A group of high school seniors who don’t have enough credit to cover all the required courses they have taken are now being told that they’ll need to take a course in order to get an internship at a tech startup.
The high school students, who are from a single-income home and are all members of a single high school class, have been told that a course offered by the college will allow them to work part-time at a startup, according to the Washington Post.
This course, which costs $50 per hour and requires that students take at least four credit hours of courses from the college’s online program, will only be available to high school graduates.
Students will also have to attend at least three hours of college-level seminars or workshops, which are not required, and then complete a written test.
The Post reported that students who fail to attend these classes or fail to meet the requirements will be offered one year of work experience at the startup.
The Post did not indicate when this internship program would be offered, and no students have yet applied for the internship.
According to The Post, the high schoolers have not been able to get through the course because the college did not provide the required amount of credits to cover the courses.
In a statement to the Post, an official from the Office of Career Services at the College of William & Mary said the college does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or sexual orientation in providing internship opportunities to applicants.
However, a student who has not taken the required four credits for each course they have missed could be eligible for an internship with the startup, the official said.
The official said the internship program is available only to students from high schools who have taken at least eight credits from an online college course.
This is the case for all other students who have missed the required number of credits, the college official said in the statement.
Students who want to take an internship need to be at least 18 years old to participate, and must have a high school diploma, and they must be willing to work for at least 30 days per week.