For 10 days every winter, students at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics devote their time to internships or research projects that revolve around robotics, history and other subject areas. These January-term opportunities are part of the experience for students at the highly ranked magnet school. "You don't have to necessarily leave campus, but you do have to take part," junior William Popov said. "But I think that everyone looks forward to that, especially the people that have chosen internships, which are things that they have hand-picked and set up for themselves. Those are the ones that you usually hear the most rewarding things about."