Internship Program

As a partner with the intern, mentors have the opportunity to share their personal experiences, their challenges, and their knowledge with Del Lago scholars who are in their junior year.  As a valued partner with Del Lago Academy, mentors are not only investing in the futures of scholars in our community but also seizing an opportunity to leave a legacy for years to come.

This year’s junior internship program begins on February 26, 2018 and will be completed on April 13, 2018.  During this time, each intern completed a minimum of four hours with their mentor every Tuesday and Thursday.  The internships occur off-campus at the workplace of the mentor and the intern’s work hours are determined by the professional mentor.

Past Junior Internship Hosts

  • Agilent Technologies

  • California Center for the Arts

  • Charlie’s Classic Cooking

  • City of Escondido – Community Services

  • City of Escondido – Engineering Dept

  • City of Escondido – Graphic Design

  • City of Escondido – Police & Fire

  • Companion Animal Clinic

  • CSUSM Laboratories

  • Cute Cakes

  • Eco Vivarium

  • Escondido Christian Center


  • Hidden Valley Orthodontics

  • Ken Blanchard Companies

  • Palomar Health

  • Plato’s Closet

  • Rita’s Italian Ice

  • Salk Institute

  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

  • San Diego Habitat for Humanity

  • San Diego Humane Society

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park

  • SD County Health & Human Services

  • Sunny Side Kitchen

  • The Love Aquarium

  • Valley Radiology

  • ViaSat

We believe that education is everyone’s business. Opportunities for learning are everywhere, not just inside classrooms.  Research tells us that we learn best when we are personally motivated.  When we have a passion for what we are doing, knowledge unfolds and evolves naturally.  Internship mentors give each scholar the opportunity to learn from an adult with a similar interest.  The focus on real work in professional settings gives the scholars context and depth for their learning.  Through genuine relationships, mentors teach scholars a work ethic and model what it means to be an adult member of our community.