From how to prepare and apply to how to earn academic credit, everything you need to know to land the perfect internship.
An internship must offer meaningful exposure to a professional, college-level career field. It should relate to one's field/major of interest and typically lasts one semester.
Internships can be...
• Paid or Unpaid
• For Academic Credit or Not-for-credit
• Part-Time (approx. 12-15hrs/wk) or full-time
Students are encouraged to participate in 2 internships during college, at least one by the end of their junior year.
According to the 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 64.8% of interns were offered full-time positions by their employer.
Here are some other benefits of having an internship:
• Boost your maturity and self-confidence
• Enjoy a greater clarity about career decisions
• Improve your human relations skills
• Prepare for life after graduation
• Integrate your faith and values with work
• Connect classroom learning to practical applications
• Understand the relevance of your course work
• Increase your motivation to learn
• Use resources that are not available on campus
• Explore career fields and find out what you like and don't like to do
• Gain relevant real-world experience to enhance your resume
• Observe professional people and behavior
• Develop networking skills and gain professional contacts in your career field of interest
• Be more competitive in your full-time job search and/or graduate school applications
• Approximately 50% of all interns receive some form of compensation
• Subsidize tuition costs or use for transportation expenses
Read testimonials from previous students whom interned with:
• Society of St. Andrew
• Orange County Environmental Protection Division
• Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Learn about Rollins students' recent pre-med observership experiences in January and Spring Break of 2014. Read more