What is an internship?
An internship is a short-term work experience in which you receive professional training and gain experience in a specific field or career area.
Why should I do an internship?
Internships are important in order to develop valuable experience that employers are looking for. Internships also enable you to ”test out” a particular field to see if it is a good fit for you, while at the same time developing marketable skills. As an intern, you have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals in your area of interest that can lead to future jobs and provide recommendations for graduate/professional schools. The internship placement may be paid or unpaid and may also qualify to receive academic credit upon approval by the department chair for your major.
Finding the right internship!
- Vault Internship Database - internships listed by state, industry and compensation
- Internships.com - search for opportunities nationwide
- InternMatch - create a profile, search for opportunities and use the resume, cover letter and interviewing resources
- Ave Maria JobsOnline - sign into to your StudentCentral account to search specifically for Internship opportunities
- OneDayOneInternship - sign up for a daily email with a new company and internship opportunity each day
Don't forget to ask your professors for internship leads locally, on campus and nationwide.
NOTICE FOR STUDENTS SEEKING JOB AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES POSTED AT THE CAREER SERVICES WEBSITE:
The Career Services Office acts only as a referral service concerning job and internship opportunities that are posted at our web site, and makes no endorsements regarding off-campus employers. Career Services is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by our offices, we are unable to research the integrity of each organization, business, or person listing a job with us. Therefore you, the student, are urged to undertake this responsibility yourself.