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Student Internships

What is the PURPOSE of an internship?

Gain practical experience and first hand exposure to the operations of an organization!

By completing an internship, students will:

  • Explore different career fields and industries
  • Be more aware of professional duties and tasks required within specific areas
  • Learn practical application from in-class learning
  • Add to your resumé
  • Network with professionals and industry leaders
  • Open the doors to future opportunities

During the internship, an organization may request students to perform many duties to enlighten them about various aspects of the industry. All assignments should be related directly to the educational aspects of the internship. When a student and organization work together it can provide provide a combination of work experiences and learning opportunities. The ultimate goal of an internship is to link theory to practice. (Cuneen & Sidwell, 1994, p. 47)

How do I SECURE an internship?

Students are encouraged to meet with Career Development Center to find internship sites and discuss reputable host organizations. Make your appointment here!

If seeking credit, students must meet with their Academic Department Internship Coordinator:

Already interning?

Report your internship in Handshake!

 

Office Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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