Internships posted during the 2018-2019 School Year

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of employers favor career/job fairs and on-campus recruiting as the best recruiting techniques for interns

Source: NACE 2018 Internship and Co-Op Report

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the amount of time in advance employers begin recruiting for internship opportunities

Source: NACE 2018 Internship and Co-Op Report

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Internships are typically one-time work or service experiences related to your major or career goal. The internship plan generally involves working in professional settings under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. By participating in an internship you can apply what you are learning in the classroom, develop new skills, build your resume, network, and reality-test a career.

Some things to consider before you launch your search:

For credit or not for credit?

Many majors at SJU offer an opportunity to receive credit for an internship. When deciding if this is the best route for you consider the following: does my major offer academic credit for internships? What are the requirements and do I meet them? Does my internship site meet the requirements? Have I completed all the proper paperwork?

Paid vs. unpaid?

There is value in both paid and unpaid internship experiences. When reviewing your resume for full-time opportunities, employers will be focused on the skills that you gained from the experience and how you will apply them to support their organization.

What semester works best?

It’s never too early to get an internship! While some employers may have requirements around class level, many are just looking to hire the right student for the role. You want to consider whether you would prefer to intern during the fall or spring semester while in class or devote your summer to an internship experience. Also consider your other goals for your time at SJU. Do you want to study abroad? Be a Summer Scholar? Plan appropriately to fit it all in. The Career Development Center offers a Map a Plan activity if you would like to walk through your time left on campus.

Internships as a Graduate Student?

Internships are a key component to graduate student professional development. They offer an opportunity not only for skill development but to gain an insider perspective on an industry or a specific career path.  An internship might make sense for a graduate student if you went directly from an undergraduate to a graduate program or if you are making a career change, and are seeking direct experience in your new field of choice.   Click here for a list of departments offering academic credit for internships.

Resources We Recommend

There are thousands of internship sites, but what are the best internship search tools given your goals? We help you select the best and avoid the rest.