An internship is a bridging experience that connects a students academic
experiences to career opportunities. The internship involves both professional
and scholarly dimensions. Interns learn about applied dimensions of their
academic majors as well as the pragmatic aspects of professional organizations. It can be paid or unpaid
What Are the Objectives of an Internship?
The internship should:
serve as a bridge between the students academic interests
and the students career plans;
involve professional-level tasks in your organization;
be supervised by a professional member of your organization;
introduce the student to the everyday as well as unique, challenging
tasks a member of your organization is likely to face; and
provide professional experience and networking opportunities.
For more information on internships in the College of Public Programs,
please contact our coordinators: