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 cultural and community-based institutions, social justice organizations, and private companies. 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, fashion and the Arts. 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