The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


Student participation in an internship program authorized by the High School to Business Career Enhancement Act may serve as a positive educational experience and provide a foundation for future employment opportunities. High school students may participate in internships as follows:

 A.A student intern candidate must be in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade.

 B.The student must have a minimum weighted grade point average of 2.0.

 C.Internships must be consistent with the career goals of each student participant.

 D.A student may participate in no more than one (1) internship per school year.

Employment as a student intern is not employment for purposes of unemployment compensation.

Any employees or contractual personnel of an employer who have direct unsupervised access to student interns shall be subject to the Level II background screening requirements as described in Policy 8475. The cost of the State and National criminal history check required by Level II screening shall be borne by the employer.

F.S. 1003.496