MISSION AND VISION

The Office of Career Development and Internships was developed at Belen Jesuit in order to educate and support students as they explore and further understand themselves and a variety of career options throughout their high school years. Participating in this program will help develop skills learned from the classroom and discover new career interests and skill sets. Additionally, students will gain valuable experiences, develop as young professionals, and begin making connections within our community. They will not only grow as students, but also learn the value of a Jesuit education in a professional network.

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  • CAREER AREAS OF INTERESTS FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AND EXTERNSHIPS

    Business, Architecture, Real Estate, Broadcasting/Media, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Computer Science, Informational Technology, Finance/Investments, Entrepreneurship, Dentistry.

    All rising juniors and seniors will be emailed information in the Spring about upcoming summer opportunities.
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERNSHIP & EXTERNSHIP

    An internship provides real-life experiences that enable the student to put everything they have been learning in the classroom into action and/or perhaps learn new skills along the way. All hands-on learning. May be required to fill out paperwork within the Human Resources department at an employment site. Duration: Minimum 1 - week.

    An externship is essentially a job shadowing opportunity. A chance to observe and/or “shadow” someone in their work environment. To observe a day in the life of that professional. An externship may also be a brief on or off-campus opportunity (throughout the academic year) to showcase a particular career or a profession (Due to Covid-19 restrictions these experiences may be limited). Duration: Minimum 1 - 2 days.
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HOST A STUDENT?

    The Job Shadow/Internship host is expected to give:
    • tour of the workplace. Walk the student through the industry, and offer information about your company and its culture.
    • high-level overview of your role. Be sure to discuss your job responsibilities.
    • Educate, Inform and Involve: Keep the experience interactive, provide good education about the opportunity and involve the person shadowing in the process.
    • At the conclusion of the experience, the host is asked to evaluate and rate the student in regards to their professionalism (behavior, manners, presence), positive attitude and eagerness to learn, ability to work with others, and communication skills.
    *Students will have the opportunity to sit with the program coordinator at the beginning of the following academic year to go over evaluations and feedback from the employer.
"The Belen internship program is amazing. By actually going to job sites and spending time with real engineers, I have learned things that aren’t taught in any class, specifically with regard to how engineering principles are applied to a job. I also had the opportunity to learn what classes to take in college and what to work for as I enter my senior year in high school. All in all, I wholly recommend internships to every Belen student." Lucas Jimenez ‘23

Contact Us

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    Mrs. Claudia Basso 

    Career Development and Internship Coordinator
    (786) 621-4132

What We Offer

  • Career development presentations by grade level
  • Summer opportunities for rising juniors and seniors
  • Guest speaker series
  • Mock interviews with alumni for selective scholarships/universities
  • Resume building workshops
  • Networking and mentorship programs
BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.