Internships provide students with flexible and varied ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience related to career interests. Internships can be paid or unpaid, take place during summers, school semesters or vacation breaks, and cover a range of time commitments.
An internship can easily meet the need to learn about a specific career field while allowing a student to apply and enhance skills at the same time. Unpaid internships can be especially well suited for exploring fields such as advertising, government, and work in non-profit agencies.
By expanding their network of professional contacts, students who work as interns gain a competitive edge in the job market. An internship experience is also a great way to demonstrate commitment to a professional career when applying to graduate school.
For assistance in finding an internship, students should make an appointment with a coordinator in the O’Brien Center for Student Success.
Academic Departments, such Business, Communication Studies, and Political Science, also offer “for credit” internships. Student should contact their academic departments to obtain information about specific “for credit” internship course offerings.