Internships for Credit
Internships are an excellent way to gain “real world” experience in your chosen career or major.
Other experiential learning opportunities include co-ops, independent studies, practicum, apprenticeships, service learning, field experience, and directed research and externship.
All of these enhance academic experiences by facilitating exposure to a career field and enabling the student to gain direct experience in a professional setting. Interns may also discover whether or not a desired career path is an appropriate fit.
Internships can be used to:
- Aid in academic and career decision-making
- Allow opportunities to use knowledge gained in the classroom
- Improve post-graduate job prospects by obtaining relevant experience
- Help develop a network of professional contacts
- Earn income during the educational process
- Develop job search skills
- Provide benefit to the host organization and be used as a prospecting tool for recruitment