Through internships, students gain hands on work experience and develop skills and knowledge that may lead to employment. Internships are credit-bearing work experiences in non-classroom environments that enable students to learn experientially at a social institution, cultural organization, community-based organization, or corporation. Internships provide an opportunity for students to explore connections between academic ideas and professional experiences.
Internships are available in a variety of fields, including business, education, film, journalism, legal services, and theater. Successful internships held by students have included:
Designing Web pages for an Internet start-up
Conducting a survey on housing conditions for a local community organization
Writing, editing, and publishing articles for a print magazine
Collaborating with designers to create infographics for large companies
Assisting with fabric samples and facilitating photo shoots
Organizing events and programs for the workplace and managing multiple social media accounts