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An internship is an excellent way to put the liberal arts into practice. Internships are a form of experiential learning in which you learn about a career that interests you through direct experience in that field. Internships are similar to summer or part-time jobs in some ways. However, internships are usually more substantial than part-time or summer jobs.  There is a focus an an opportunity to reflect on the learning that takes place at your internship site.  Types of internships vary widely; Internships can be done throughout the year, can be paid or unpaid, and are available locally, nationally, and internationally.

What are the benefits of an internship?

  • Internships can help you learn a great deal about work environment, cultures, and supervisory styles.  You can also build on intercultural and communication skills.  
  • Internships provide a medium to test the theories and principles learned in the classroom.
  • Internships can be critical to helping students narrow down, and perhaps choose, a specific career direction.
  • Employers value students who have demonstrated successful professional experience outside the classroom. 
  • Excellent performance in an internship can result in a full-time offer from an employer.  

Contact us to discuss internship opportunities and begin the search process.  Our staff is here to assist you!