ABOUT US



As the world’s first MOOI academy, My High School Internship (MHI) works to provide an accessible internship platform for high school students around the world. Serving as an online workplace aimed at unlimited participation through an open Internet-based model, MHI's goal is to effectively democratize internships - the best way to bridge the gap between going to school and landing a great job, as well as boost a student's college application for higher education. Similar to the MOOC model but unique in its own right, the MOOI (Massive Open Online Internship) model is aimed at creating unlimited opportunities for peer-graded and supervisor-certified online internship experience for skilled high school students. Additionally, MHI also routes high school students who need skill development in their area of interest to specialized tuition-free & affordable occupational training programs for acquiring skills before actively participating in the internship program. In accordance with MHI's core values, the academy does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, color, citizenship, gender, age, academic score/GPA, financial status, social status, disability, or other such factors.

Founder

AYUSH JAIN

Founder, President & CEO,
Junior/Eleventh Grader (2016-2017),
Senior/Twelfth Grader (2017-2018),
Newark Memorial High School, Newark, CA

Advisory Board Members

Neha Krishnamoorthi
Chief Marketing Officer,
Junior/Eleventh Grader (2017-2018),
River Hill High School, Clarksville, MD
Phillip Batov
Chief Recruitment Officer,
Junior/Eleventh Grader (2017-2018),
Staten Island Technical High School,
Staten Island, NY

The founder, Ayush Jain, created My High School Internship in 2016 as a 14-year-old incoming Junior at Newark Memorial High School, Newark, CA. Through elementary and middle school, Ayush was privileged to have more than a perfect journey as a student. However, after entering high school as a 12-year-old freshman, he eventually found himself ineligible to even apply for a majority of high school internship programs, such as those offered by NASA OSSI, Sandia National Laboratories, Bank of America, Hewlett Packard, RISE @ Stanford University due to minimum age requirements which mandated that applicants must be at least 16 years old. Although he was able to open doors for himself after this experience, doing work ranging from freelance website development consulting and serving as a webmaster and Community Outreach Advocate for a California congressional campaign to working remotely as a Software Quality Assurance Tester for a foreign company not beholden to such age requirements, he also realized that his schoolmates, who are already 16 and above, were often denied acceptance or unable to apply for internships and other summer programs due to a variety of factors. This, above all else, is the foundation of the MHI belief that age, social status, academic scores, and bank balance should not deprive anyone of the opportunity to acquire technical skills, non-technical skills, soft skills or hard skills, needed for specific career pathways or work settings.