What is an internship?
An internship is a major and/or career-related work experience with a company or organization usually lasting one (1) semester. Internships are different from regular part-time jobs in that an internship must offer, as a primary focus, meaningful exposure to a professional, college-level career field. Students from of all class years (First-year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) can participate in internship experiences. An internship can be paid or unpaid, for academic credit or not-for-credit. Internships are typically part-time during the academic year (approx. 12-15 hrs/week) and can be part-time or full-time during the summer.
Why should I do an internship?
Career Services recommends that students participate in at least two (2) internships, one (1) before the end of their junior year, while they are at Rollins, so they can
Explore career fields and find out what you like and don't like to do
Connect classroom learning to practical applications
Gain relevant real-world experience to enhance your resume
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
To learn more, make plans to attend the next Internship Planning Workshop! For a complete schedule of dates and times, please visit the Career Services Calendar or check the weekly CareerQuest E-newsletter.