Internship/Work Study Program

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”    ~Theodore Roosevelt

If you are looking for an opportunity to jump start your career with an entry level position applying the skills and work habits you learned at CAT-North, an Internship is your next move.  Contact Internship Facilitator, Mr. Tom Dickinson by email at in order to discuss opportunities in your area of study.



  • Student successfully completed Level II program at CAT-North.
  • Teacher will have the final approval.  Students must meet the following qualifications or have teacher approval:

Work Habit

Attendance:  Only students with a 94% (10 days or less)   or higher attendance record for the school year will be considered for job   placement.
GPA: Students must maintain a   “C” average at CAT-North.  This will   include trade, math and science classes.
Skill Level:  Students must demonstrate a high level of   competency in their trade. This will be judged by the teacher and a   competency evaluation.
Attitude:  Students must demonstrate a positive   attitude and a commitment to their trade.    This would include a desire to continue to learn and master the trade.
Transportation: Students must   show proof that they have reliable transportation to and from the job site.
Job Placement:  Students must be willing to take a job   placement in their trade and work an average of 15 hours per week.



  • Work an average of 15 hours at an approved work site that relates    to their course of study
  • Submit hours worked at the end of each month to the Internship    Facilitator
  • Have a successful evaluation each marking period
  • Hold a work position for entire senior year.  Semester opportunities    are available
  • Complete the following forms.        


Highlights from 2016 – 2017:

  • 71 students participating in an Internship
  • Over 38,000 hours worked this school year
  • 15 students working at National Security Agency ( over 40 students interviewed with NSA)
  • A growing program advisory board for all classes
  • Business partners visiting classes, doing mock interviews, providing Internship opportunities, doing demonstrations, judging SkillsUSA  and providing networking opportunities.​


Work Opportunities for CATN Students:

The Internship Facilitator receives weekly calls and emails about possible job openings in Anne Arundel and surrounding counties. Contact Mr. Dickinson by email in order to discuss opportunities in your area of study.

Tom Dickinson, CATN Internship Faciltator


Company Name Type of Employment Location
 Plumbers & Steamfitters Apprenticeship and Mechanical Contractors Association of Maryland  Apprenticeship Program:

$51,000 package at $14.75 per hour

Free Benefits

Free Training

Free College Credit

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“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”      ~Colin Powell