Horizons at MHS

Twelfth Grade Horizons

Professional Internships

The culmination of the Horizons program is a year-long professional internship that is tailored to our interests and passions. For some, the internship continues previous volunteering efforts; for others, it is a bold new step.

Whether at a for-profit business, nonprofit organization, or government entity, we engage in both strategic and tactical elements of our work. At the end of the year, we share our experiences in community presentations. These serve not only as pitches to younger students about internships they might consider but also as a professional moment for us to practice the analyzing and public-speaking skills we’ve developed at MHS.

Senior projects also require us to make substantive contributions to our sites, the community, and our own learning. In many cases, this work is added to our portfolios for college and beyond.

Professional Internships & Project Development

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  • Girls Aloud! A Concert Advocating Girls Empowerment

    (Site: Berkshire Horseworks and WBRK radio)
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  • State House Advocacy

    (Site: State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier and State Senator Adam Hinds)
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  • Technology Meets Marketing

    (Site: Dory and Ginger)
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  • The Panda Solar Project

    (Site: Miss Hall's School)
    Introducing solar to campus and educating about the benefits of solar energy, clean energy, and environmental protection.

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  • Local Bird Care

    (Site: Ornithology Research & Photography)
    A unique feature about Horizons is that it provides students with opportunities for “deep dives” into fields that interest them. In Jenna Crosier ’17’s case, her senior Horizons work on campus allowed her to combine her passions and talents for photography and writing.

  • Know Your Rights

    (Site: Elizabeth Freeman Center)
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  • Pump It Up Pups

    (Site: Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital)
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  • Through the Lens

    (Sites: Berkshire Museum & Berkshire Children and Families)
    Gabriela Keator ’17 wanted her senior Horizons project to be interactive and collaborative. “I’m the complete opposite,” says Mikala L’Hote ’17, who admits to being shy, but she was intrigued by Gabriela’s invitation to develop a project together.

  • Show Your S.A.S.S. (Students Against Sexual Silence)

    (Sites: Power of S.H.E. & Digital Storytelling
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  • The Berkshire Landscape

    (Site: Berkshire Athenaeum Digital History)
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