After school internship

A Debate on “All the students should have an after school job or internship”

An after-school job can provide a way to save for college — and multitude of other things your youngster might want — but it may also interfere with high school studies.

In 2008, 24 percent of high school students age 16 and older were employed, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Whether the impact of working after school is positive or negative depends on each student’s circumstances, and the pros and cons of an after-school job should be weighed carefully by the student and his family.If a child is interested in an after-school job, he’s probably looking for some extra funds for spending and saving. An after-school job often gives high school students their first taste of financial independence. While he might be tempted to indulge in shopping sprees every pay day, you can teach him how to use his money wisely to learn about budgeting, goals and hard work. An after-school job can help toward savings for college, giving his a long-term goal to pursue. With the remainder of the cash, help the child designate a portion for spending money and the remainder for shorter term goals, such as a vehicle and the gas and insurance expenses that accompany that purchase.

An after-school job is invaluable in providing a child with experience in the working world beyond home and school. With a job, he can learn responsibility, dependability and how to work with others; all skills that he can apply in other areas of life. Many students find after-school jobs in the service industry where they also must learn to deal with the public as well as with a boss and coworkers. Working after school can help a child make connections with adults who can help her later. A supervisor can provide references for future jobs or recommendations for scholarships.

A student with a heavier work schedule may need to take less strenuous classes to keep up his grades.In addition to having less time to spend on schoolwork, an employed student also has less personal time. She will have less time to spend with friends and less time for leisure pursuits. Extracurricular activities at school may conflict with the work schedule. She may also find herself functioning on fewer hours of sleep, either because she works late hours or must stay up late to finish homework.

The biggest reason teens should be allowed to work on school nights is it is a healthy way of earning money. There are many things teens need to pay for and they cannot do it out of their own pockets if they don’t have a job. Not all parents can pay for these activities. My dad told me, “Having a job is a good way to save up for things you are going to need or want to do. You get a lot more out of things if you are financially responsible for them.” Kids need the freedom to choose how to spend their money. The sooner they have an income, the sooner they can learn how to use money wisely. If they are not allowed to work in high school, they may be handicapped in the future.

Teens should, without a doubt, be allowed to work on school nights.



Almost all teenagers want a job but many people are against it. Many of the skills that are essential in life are acquired through jobs. I understand that many may be opting out of working while in school because their schedules are already overflowing, between sports practices and long hours of studying, there might not be much time left over to get an after-school job. An After-school job doesn’t necessarily have to be right after school, it could be during the weekends or before school starts.

An after-school job and some of the internships will pay you money. This will help to support your family. When hard earned money is being made, you will be also learning how to manage it. Many of the teenagers will save money for their college and some will save up for a large expense like a bike. The essential skill of saving money will be inculcated. Some of the money that you earn can be used under your discretion for whatever you wish. You will gain financial independence and this will help you attain a new sense of confidence.

Going on an internship will help with the transition into your first job and will give you the edge that you need in the job market. Through this process you will find out what works for you and what doesn’t. This will help in choosing the career path you want to excel in. You can gain experience which can be used as an add on in your resume. The adaption into a new work environment will be made a lot easier, this will ensure that you have a smoother transition.

There will be a new found respect with authorities and many have noticed a phenomenal change in certain skills that will be learned through the job. Through Working under tough situations in your job, similar situations that come in life will be made easier.

Never give up a job or an internship that comes in your way!



It is not unusual to see students balance their academics and a secondary part-time job or internship, and most seem to do it very well. It may sound tedious at first but there is a myriad of cases where students keep up with their studies while maintaining an internship or job on the side.

Having a secondary goal aside from academics helps nourish the youth’s independency and responsibility. It prepares them for the future, when they will have to live alone and work and earn for themselves. Internships expose young minds to the experience of having more than one crucial responsibility in their life and this experience is what comes in handy when the world slowly starts to pile more and more duties on you that you are expected to fulfil conscientiously. Bottom line, participating in internships or having a part-time job at a younger age makes it easier to cope with the stress of multiple liabilities in the future.

However, it cannot be expected of everyone to balance two responsibilities at once very smoothly. The pressure of keeping up with their academics and working part-time may adversely affect the physical and mental health of the student. The side effects of such unhealthy outcomes may impact their activeness and concentration, which are vital elements for a student’s success in achieving their goals. Fatigue and stress stand in the way of achieving success and this critically affects the student’s life as their main goal at the moment is to excel in academics. Anything that may or can deteriorate their academic performance should be excluded from their daily life.

In conclusion, applying for internships or part-time jobs are welcome as long as they do not strain you physically or mentally. Handling a second responsibility should be made a priority only when you are certain that you can still focus on your first responsibility while having another liability alongside. If it affects your studies, it must not be prioritized over it. Keep in mind that without a strong academic background, experience alone cannot take you far ahead. So, be careful not to confuse between what may seem advantageous and what actually is advantageous to you.



All the students should have an after school job or internship:

I am against this topic as I feel that all students need not have an after school job or internship.

Firstly, having an after school job may result in the student having lesser number of hours to focus on schoolwork.  Research shows that students who work more than 20 hours a week have lower grade averages than students who work 10 hours or less a week. Having an after school job or internship and then studying may leave the student with little time to sleep.

I also feel that having an after school job will curtail the leisure time of the student. He/she will not have enough time to spend time with their friends and families and focus on their hobbies. The student may also not have adequate time to complete their household chores, which will increase the workload on their parents and other household members.

Having after-school jobs can often interfere with the student’s extracurricular and other school activities. If the student is unable to balance their job and school, they could fall behind on their homework, group projects and other educational priorities. Not having a balance between the two could cause the student to be stressed and can have negative impacts on their mental as well as physical well being.

Working for an unorganized employer or supervisor may give the student a negative impression of the job. This can cause stress for the student and may discourage them from pursuing a similar career later on.

Students who have a job have an increased risk of substance abuse. Studies show that students who work are at increased risk of drinking alcohol or using drugs.

Although students having after-school jobs and internships have various drawbacks, it also has many benefits as it helps students gain an insight into the career they want to pursue, learn how to efficiently manage their finances and teaches them how to be independent.

The topic states that all students should have an after-school job or internship. I am not against the idea of students having after-school jobs or internships. I only disagree with this topic because I am of the opinion that after-school jobs and internships should only be taken up by students who are confident that they can strike a balance between their job and their school priorities, and not let one overpower the other.



Taking up an after-school job or an internship explores a variety of different opportunities and skills. Firstly, it helps the student gain a crucial financial skill. This can be an opportunity for the student to learn how to effectively manage finances. After school jobs also give the student an insight of the futuristic jobs. A good job can the student a valuable insight into what he/she may want to do after high school. They may also discover what they enjoy working with, the job descriptions, the people or they might even be able to decide if they want to become an Entrepreneur. If nothing else, a part-time job gives students valuable work experience that they can list on future job applications. A job could also instil confidence and independence in students. If they work with customers, it can teach them how to handle difficult situations and improve their communication skills. An after-school job will also help students gain work skills—such as how to complete a job application, how to do well in an interview, and how to work for a addition, if students work at an after school job they are less likely to perform or engage in risky actions and behaviour. If students head straight from school to a job, it shortens the amount of free time they have to engage in risky behaviours. They will be less likely to be bored when a job keeps them busy. Students get a taste of the chosen field.

Choosing a career happens at a very young age, and most of us are not certain what we want to do with the rest of our lives. Many people find themselves going from school to university and then into the workforce before realising that their degree and career are not what they expected them to be. One of the greatest advantages of internships is that they allow people to experience their industry and chosen profession. This usually has one of two effects – makes people more excited and drives them to work hard and build a successful career, or they realise it’s not the right career for them. Internships offer you a fantastic opportunity to impress the people that matter. But, to do that, you’ll have to be knowledgeable about your subject, eager to work hard and learn more. The key is to overcome the shyness that is so common amongst interns and learn how to extend your hand and introduce yourself effectively.




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