What is an internship?
An internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which students have intentional learning goals and reflect actively on what they are learning throughout the experience.
Internships help you apply your education. They allow students to apply the concepts and theories they learn in academic settings to workplace settings. Many students look at internships as a way to confirm their interest in a given field or discipline.
The Advising and Career Center team can help you:
- prepare for an interview
- connect with faculty
- research opportunities
- assist with placement
Intern Connections Program
The Intern Connections Program offers students the opportunity to integrate academic studies with professional work experience in an internship or experiential setting.
RangerTrak: Opportunity Board
Students can use RangerTrak
to view jobs, internships and volunteer
positions. It's fast, easy, and free. RangerTrak is your direct connection to local, regional and national opportunities.
Steps to Finding an Internship
Step 1: Ask yourself:
- What kind of work do you want to do once you graduate?
- Is it very important to you for your internship to be geographically close to school if you’re taking classes at the same time, or can you commute?
- Would you be willing to move to another city for a summer or a semester?
- How much money do you need to make, or can you go without a paycheck for a while?
- Do you want course credit for your internship?
Step 2: Research
- Are there any specific companies that are of interest to you?
- Do your family and friends know about any opportunities for you?
- What types of internship openings that are available in your field?
Step 3: Apply
If you do not have a resume, start working on one. Tailor your resume to reflect the type of internship you desire. The Advising and Career Center will be more than happy to assist you.