Frequently Asked Questions
What are the
benefits of an internship?
help you explore the “real world” as
you begin deciding the area or areas in which
you might like to work one day. Sometimes,
the internship confirms your current interest
in a particular area, or it may assist you
in discovering that your choice is not what
you wanted after all. Of course, there
is also the chance that an internship will
open new vistas you have not even thought
of yet! Regardless of the outcome,
the experience of working with professionals
will provide another building block toward
your career and will allow you to apply many
of the concepts you have learned in the classroom.
You may receive academic credit
if you meet certain criteria (please contact the Academic Affairs Office for more information).
is a good chance that you will be paid at
least minimum wage, if not higher. However,
many unpaid internships are very worthwhile
as you begin to establish yourself in the
Internships are evidence of
your commitment to enhancing your education.
employers will be impressed that you had
the initiative to secure and succeed in an
that sponsored your internship may offer
you a full-time position.
internship will definitely enhance your
resume and provide a “talking point” when
being interviewed. You
can use the experience to impress the interviewer
with your working knowledge of your chosen
field as you apply for a full-time job or
internship sponsors will write very positive
recommendation letters on your behalf.
may be able to work for a summer or two
outside your home town!
will assist you in gaining a new perspective
on the work place, and to some extent,
guardians will be extremely happy that you
are one step closer to a full-time position
or your Master’s degree!