Internship Resources

Internship Resources

The details and structure of an internship experience can greatly vary with each organization. The Career Development Center acts as a resource for employers who may be developing or listing new internships and or other experiential learning programs. Internships are pre-professional career training experiences with intentional learning goals. They provide students with an opportunity to explore careers and apply academic theory in the professional world. Internships offer employers an opportunity to test out potential candidates for employment and develop a pipeline to future talent.


internship resources

Internship Programs are designed to allow students to integrate classroom study with supervised experience in their field. The Internship Program operates as a partnership between the University and organizations from government, industry, business, and the non-profit sector.

Benefits to Employers:

  • The continual pool of pre-screened, highly motivated employees
  • Handle staffing needs with creativity and flexibility-freeing permanent employees to do more advanced or higher priority work
  • Completion of special projects and filling the gap during peak workloads
  • Reduce recruitment costs and lower training costs
  • New ideas and fresh insights are brought to the company
  • Internship students returning to campus are great public relations agents-they have a very positive effect on future recruiting and hiring efforts
  • Maintain an ongoing positive relationship with the university that complements the organizational or corporate goals that focus on community involvement

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has set the standards to ensure that an experience is educational and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship, all of the criteria must be met. Here is the NACE position statement and criteria on internships.