The University of Portland defines an internship as:
A form of supervised experiential learning that combines critical thinking and intentional reflection within a framework of a liberal arts or professional education.
By completing internships, students are able to sharpen professional skills, develop career interests and employer contacts, assess strengths, and connect classroom theories to practical, real world settings. Internships offer employers the ability to evaluate and mentor upcoming talent.
A search for a valuable internship experience requires an investment of time, dedication, patience, and effort on part of the student. Completing an internship search process empowers you to learn valuable career development strategies that will be used in future employment searches for the rest of your career!
Browse the pages on the left in the student internship portal to learn more about the value of completing an internship. Contact the Career Center to schedule an appointment to talk about internships at 503-943-7201.