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O’Brien Center for Student Success



About Merrimack’s Internship Program

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

Internships provide students with flexible and varied ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience related to career interests. Internships may be paid or unpaid, take place during summer or academic semester breaks, and cover a range of time commitments. Merrimack College offers two types of internships: Academic Internships and Zero Credit Internships.

Academic Internships are credit-bearing opportunities offered through academic departments. Students are required to go through their department to register as guidelines vary by major. The O’Brien Center is happy to assist with questions.

Zero Credit Internships are offered through the O’Brien Center and are not credit-bearing. Students do receive official recognition via transcript notation upon successful completion of the internship. Students must:
• Have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours to participate
• Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
• Complete a minimum of 100 hours on the job work

Log on to Advantage to find Internship opportunities and to apply online. For assistance in finding an internship, students should make an appointment with a Career Advisor the O’Brien Center for Student Success.