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What is an Internship?

An internship is a structured learning experience in a work setting. A majority of internships take place in the summer, but many are available throughout the year. Internship programs can be found at private corporations, government offices and nonprofit organizations. Internships can be paid or unpaid positions, credit bearing or non-credit bearing.

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Internship FAQ

What are the responsibilities of the different parties during the internship?

Student Intern                 Employer                    Faculty

What is the purpose of an internship?
An internship is designed to provide students with a guided introduction to the professional working world at or near the end of their program of study.
Who finds the student an internship?
The student is responsible for finding a suitable internship position. Students, search our internship openings for opportunities, or search these websites.
Can I earn academic credit for an internship?
Yes. You need a faculty advisor to supervise your internship. Many times but not always, internship credit counts only for general elective credit, and not towards your major requirements.  Check with your department for specifics.