INTD 2000 - Internship

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An internship prepares you for the demands of today’s workforce. Internships are a great way to gain first-hand experience working in the field. When you are ready to start your internship, you need to connect with the Internship Coordinator (the name will be listed on the class schedule) to determine your career goals and desired internship experience, before placing with a local firm.

Internships are typically targeted/customized to each student, requiring working 90 hours within any given semester to gain practical on-the-job or research experience. Each internship is different. Some interns work part-time, while others work full-time. An internship can last a week or a year. There are paid internships, unpaid internships, internships that provide course credit, and internships that are virtual. While employment isn’t guaranteed at the end of an internship, many employers use internships to train and evaluate future employees. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2018 Internship & Co-op Survey Report, 59% of employers make a full-time job offer to interns, and 77% of students accept said offer. That means that more than 45% of interns land a full- time job from their internship.

Here are the "eight" major benefits of doing an internship:

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Explore a career path
  • Give yourself an edge in the job market
  • Develop and refine skills
  • Network with professionals in the field
  • Gain confidence
  • Receive financial compensation
  • Transition into a job

We look forward to guiding and placing you in an ID internship that would best suite your career goals.

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