What is an Internship?

Internships are work related learning opportunities that provide students with the chance to gain important knowledge and skills through experiences that may or may not be directly related to their academic study. Internships should have clearly defined learning objectives related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework. An internship provides exposure to career fields of interest without requiring a permanent commitment.

How Will an Internship Benefit You?

  • Gain marketable work experience
  • Improve work and social skills
  • Explore career options
  • Enhance your resume
  • Promote contacts through networking
  • Boost job offers after graduation
  • Prepare yourself for a smoother transition into the workforce

General Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

Students conducting an internship or other experiential learning experience for academic credit should confer with their academic or faculty advisor to ensure they meet the policies, guidelines and accompanying responsibilities established for that course. Viewed broadly, students must be in good academic standing as determined by their institution and/or program of study and not be in violation of the institution’s Student Code of Conduct.

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