6) Number of students participating in internships aligned with the career pathway program in which the students are participating.
CDE Data Definition
An internship is a learning and career preparation method that occurs within the context of a course or program. Internships embody the interplay of exploration, reflection, and direct experience with feedback and guidance offered by staff, teachers, mentors, employers, and peers which offer rich opportunities for students to learn about themselves as they learn about the world and how to make their way through it. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern and does not displace regular employees, but occurs under close supervision of existing staff. Internships, as defined for the CCPT, may also include school-based or other enterprises and projects that provide products or services to clients outside the classroom and are judged by professional standards. An intern obtains a good understanding of the requirements of the occupation and an overview of all aspects of their chosen industry, and develops college and career readiness and success skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication. These positions may be paid or unpaid and may be of short (3-5 week) or longer (6 weeks or more) duration.
Question: How do we measure internship opportunities to address momentum point #6?