Internships

Internships

An Internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in a classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

Some internships pay; some ask that interns receive academic credit; some do both or neither. An internship gives you the opportunity to perform career-related work duties that enable you to beat the "no experience" rap when you go to apply for your first career position after graduation. Surveys show that more than 75% of employers prefer candidates with internships (National Association of Colleges & Employers, 2010), and students who have internships while in college are more likely to develop career-relevant work skills and find employment immediately after college graduation (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005).