An internship is any work experience relevant to the student's major. There are generally two types of internships: part-time during the academic year, and full or part-time in the summer.
Internship positions are developed through cooperative efforts among the student, the employer, and the Career Center to give the student the opportunity to gain "hands-on-experience" in their desired field of employment prior to graduation. Such positions will also expose students to a field of work to determine if their chosen area of study is actually the career path they should continue to pursue.
Academic Year/Summer Internships are generally short-term positions open to undergraduates and graduates, part-time during the academic year, and full- or part-time during the summer. Employers are encouraged to contact the Career Center throughout the year with specifications for open internship positions within their organizations. Internships are paid positions for which no academic credit is given.