Internships can provide opportunities for you to learn cross-functional skills in different departments of an organization. This increase in work-related knowledge can enhance your resume and marketability when it is time to find a full-time job. Internships also provide opportunities for you to expand your professional networks and meet people who may connect you to more industry professionals.
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
INTD 299 is an internship course that offers you the option to receive academic credit for participating in an experiential learning and career development experience. This flow chart will help you decide if it is best to register for an internship in a summer course or during an academic semester. Varying credits of “0” to 3” are available.
The INTD 299 internship course is intended to support the core learning that takes place while a student participates in an academically-related internship. Course content and assignments will enable students to reflect on their daily hands-on experiences, enhance and develop new and existing critical career competencies and skills, apply content and theory learned in coursework, develop professional contacts, and learn from professionals in their intended fields.
Schedule an appointment via Poets Connect to discuss internship opportunities with a counselor.
U.S. Department of Labor Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act