An internship is an exceptional way to apply the theories
and practices learned in the classroom to a professional experience. Internships are a form of experiential
learning in which you learn about a career that interests you through direct
experience within an organization. Internships can either be operationally based
or project based. All internships
support your career development by providing an opportunity for:
Learning: apply the academic knowledge you have gained in the classroom to
a professional setting;
Exploration: learn about the qualifications and duties associated with a
position or profession while exploring, identifying and confirming or
invalidating your career interests;
Development: gain skills and
knowledge required in particular work environments;
Development: gain relevant critical thinking skills, engage decision-making
abilities, increase confidence and self-esteem about your future career path.
Types of internships vary widely; internships can be
completed throughout the year, can be paid or unpaid, and are available
locally, nationally and internationally.
Internships vary in their ability to provide the student payment and/or
academic credit for the experience.