Internships & Volunteerism

The Benefits of Working as an Intern

  • Interns gain practical experience in their chosen career fields.
  • Internships give students the opportunity to work with qualified professionals.
  • Interns have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to actual on-the-job experiences.
  • Internships enable students to make important contacts in the business world.
  • Some internships provide money for school tuition and expenses.
  • Interns establish valuable contacts for letters of reference.
  • Interns establish contacts and begin networking for future employment.
  • Interns acquire work experience to list on resumes and employment applications.
  • Interns develop confidence and learn to interact professionally with peers.
  • Interns have a chance to "test" their career interests.
  • Internships give students a feeling of responsibility and independence.
  • Internships provide students with the opportunity to meet and work with new people in developing interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Interns tend to get better grades because they are better able to see the relevancy of coursework to real-world situations.
  • Internships enable students to identify his/her strengths and weaknesses.
  • Internships help students gain a new perspective on his/her talents.
  • Internships foster self-confidence.