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Senior Extended Essay and Internship

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Each senior at CMS is required to complete a Senior Extended Essay (SEE) prior to graduation. This is completed during a semester long course in which students design a project intended to showcase their mastery of the 11 essential traits detailed in the CMS Profile of a Graduate. Students research a current social challenge aligned with an area of interest, identify problems and solutions related to this challenge, use design thinking to develop a prototype intended to be part of a solution, and present their findings first in oral and then in written form. The Final Draft of the Senior Extended Essay is graded by a member of the SEE Faculty Scoring Committee.

A major component of the Senior Extended Essay Course is the Senior Internship. During the first quarter of the SEE course, students complete 10 hours of action research at a self-selected internship site whose mission is aligned with their research topic. In these initial visits, students collect contextual, observational, and qualitative and quantitative data.  

The remainder of the Internship experience occurs following Senior Exams in late May.  During this period, students are expected to complete the remaining 40 hours of the Internship and to create a professional blog detailing their experience. The links below feature blogs that showcase the 2017 internship experience. We are proud of all of the seniors who completed the internship experience; these blogs represent CMS students at their best:

Aura Heinsen Garrido
Rebecca Ostreicher
Laura Lopez Penson
Francesca Maglione
Carlos Ariza Matos
​Piero Rodolfo Espinal Cabrera

Internships are unpaid and should, with the exception of the Community Service Internship reserved for students who require extra support, take place outside of CMS. Internships may take place at nonprofit, for-profit, or government agencies. Students may work for companies that are not owned by immediate family members and relatives; they are encouraged to pursue internships aligned with their professional passions and goals.

The following businesses, individuals and organizations are currently listed as active CMS Senior Internship sites:
Ag Interiores, Alburquerque & Alburquerque, Ambrosia, Arquimilio, Banco BHD León, Banco de Reservas, Banco Lopez de Haro, Banco Popular Dominicano, Best Friends Veterinary Clinic,  Bodegas Barcelo, Bonanza Dominicana S.A., Bop Magazine Korea, Casa Alegre, Castillo & Castillo, CBS Developments, CCN, CECANOT, CEDIMAT, CEMM, Centro de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Centro Médico Moderno, Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte (Complejo Acuático), CEPM, César Iglesias, Charo Decoraciones, Clínica Abreu, Clínica Altagracia SRL, Constructora Bisonó, Cury & Cury SRL, De Flora, Diario Libre, DICONFO, DUEH, EGE Haina, El Caid, Esfera Verde Corp., Frito Lay Dominicana, Fundación Centro Cultural Altos de Chavón, Fundación Economía y Desarrollo, Inc., Gerdau Metaldom, Good Neighbors, Goplaca, Grandtours, Grupo Diesco (Polyplas Dominicana), Grupo Estrumet, Grupo Formosa Industrial, Grupo La Antillana, HD Herrajes Decorativos, Hospital Robert Reid Cabral, Hospital Veterinario Arroyo Hondo, Hotel Real Intercontinental, IL Prato, Image Builders, IMCA, Instituto de Oncología, Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virológicos, Instituto Nacional de Ciencia Forense, Isotex, J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab), Laboratorios Referencia, Lendof & Asoc., LMH, Lux Gallery, Maeno & Co, Mamey Libreria, Medical Net, MERCASID, Miami Dade County, Mila Restaurante, Milex Industries, Ministerio de Relaciones Públicas, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la RD, My Little School, Olivia, Ophelia Original, Osteria da Ciro, Padilla, Partners Ogilvy & Mather Dominicana, Periódico Hoy, PETROMOVIL, Pre-Escolar Montessori, Selman & Asociados Arquitectura, Sigmaplast Dominicana, Sophia’s Bar & Grill Restaurant, Squire Patton Boggs, Troncoso y Caceres, U.S Embassy, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Radio Disney Dominicana, Michelle Urtecho & Asoc, Kah Kow Experience Museum, Plasticos Multiform, Corotos, Suburbia, SRL., Listin Diario, Centro de Capacitación Adopem ONG, Parval Puesto de bolsa, and Autozama.

We are so grateful to the businesses that sponsored interns this year.  If you or the business or organization you represent would like to host an internship next year, please contact Rosa Marmolejos (, Administrative Assistant in the High School Guidance Counseling Office, with contact information and details of the internship you would like to offer. Thanks to Jennifer Norman and John Rayworth for making the Senior Internship Blog Project possible.