What is an internship?
An internship is a supervised work experience related to the student’s program and career intentions. The internship can be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, but the key feature is that the student does meaningful work over a period of time.
Why should I consider an internship?
A 2011 study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers revealed that employers extended job offers to 66.7% of their interns. An internship experience offers students a number of benefits:
- Develop new skills and gain professional work experience which will enhance marketability.
- Classroom learning becomes more meaningful with real-world experience.
- Test the career to figure out what type of work setting and industry is right.
- A great resume builder.
- Learn from experienced professionals and create a network of current and local contacts – all while earning academic credit.
Am I eligible?
Students must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a Sinclair degree program, have a 2.0 GPA or above, and meet the departmental prerequisites.
When do I begin?
The process can take several weeks or even months; therefore, it is wise to begin at least a semester prior to the semester in which you want to intern.
How do I find an internship?
Answer some questions:
- What are your career goals?
- What do you want to get out of the internship experience?
- Is there a specific business or industry for which you want to work?
Once your basic questions are answered, contact or visit the Internship Office for guidance. You may also request access to our Business and Public Services Internship Community in Angel at this time. This is where we will post internship requests that we receive from employers. You may also find it beneficial to:
- Use the internet to access job searches.
- Check local newspapers.
- Contact local county and city offices.
- Attend Career Fairs.
- Utilize networking sources such as: faculty and campus contacts, other students, friends and family members, former employers and co-workers, and professional contacts.
|Building 5, Room 113|
Internship Program Coordinator:
|Jessy Jones firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jean Hankison email@example.com|
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