Internships are planned, structured, supervised experiences that enable students to develop skills for organizing information and solving routine problems expected of professionals in a given discipline. Internships offer an off-campus learning experience that engages a student in the practical application of academic knowledge. Communication, teamwork and leadership skills are often tested and honed within an internship/employment setting.

Some internships are already established and students design others. Internships are offered every term, including summer. When it is clear that the experience will require an integration of knowledge from the classroom with work experience, then academic credit may be earned. Past students have interned with state and national government agencies, local hospitals, veterinarians, doctors, newspapers, television stations, high-tech and finance companies.

Internship credit is offered by most college departments. Students may enroll for internship credit provided the following guidelines are observed: