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Internship Program

What is an Internship?

An internship is a short-term or time-limited work experience in a professional environment that integrates academic study with on the job training. It is designed to enhance academic, personal and professional development.

Advantages of Participating in an Internship

  • Apply skills learned in the classroom and expand your knowledge through degree-related work experience.
  • Test-drive your career choice or define an area of interest.
  • Get paid to work in your field of study.
  • Begin to develop a professional network.
  • Become more competitive in the job market and secure a higher paying job when you graduate.


To determine if you meet the internship program criteria, please review the internship eligibility requirements.

Getting Started

Students are required to attend an Internship Orientation before applying to the internship program. Check the Upcoming Events page for the current semester's Internship Orientation schedule.

Instructions on how to apply are outlined below.  

Application Process

  1. Register in Career Link
  2. Attend an Internship Orientation
  3. Complete and submit an internship application (Applications are available in the Career and Counseling Center office.)
  4. Have your resume reviewed and approved. Resumes can be reviewed by your orientation presenter or during walk-in hours.

Internship FAQs

Find answers to questions about the application process or program procedures by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page. Still have questions? Email the Program Coordinator.

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