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Definition of an Internship
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills developed in a professional setting. Like co-ops, internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and gives employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Students may earn academic credit, as determined by an educational institution or there is another connection to a degree-granting educational institution.
Many of the standards applied to internships also apply to co-ops with these distinct differences:
- Internships may be of a shorter duration than co-ops, may or may not be compensated (although compensation is encouraged), while compensation for a co-op is standard practice
- Discuss your internship interest with your faculty advisor and your department's faculty internship coordinator
- Allow Career Services to assist you with your resume, cover letter and interviewing skills so your internship search is successful--call us at 701.777.3904 for an appointment
- Click on the Career Connect button to get started with your internship search now
ISA Internships offers full-time, structured, unpaid internships with the option to receive academic credit all over New Zealand and all over Australia as well as in Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, Santiago, Chile, London, England, and Salamanca and Valencia, Spain. ISA will match the intern with an internship that's a good fit for for their career goals. We offer internships in a wide variety of career fields. We'll work with our on-site contacts and on-site staff to find the right internship for the applicant based on his or her experiences, area of study, skills, and future career goals. The ISA Internship program includes internship placement, housing, our Bridging Cultures Program, the Professional Development Toolbox, comprehensive pre-departure advising, support, and resume assistance, international medical insurance, and 24/7 on-site staff support.
The Fund for American Studies
Live. Learn. Intern.
The ultimate DC experience. Invest in your future by spending next summer or semester gaining real-world experience and earning college credit in the nation’s capital.
While participating in the undergraduate Washington, DC programs, students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 3-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in our Mentor Program, attend site briefings, visit D.C. landmarks, sit in on professional development seminars, and meet top experts in their field.
Programs are offered in the following areas of focus:
Leadership & the American Presidency
Journalism & Communication
Business & Government Affairs
Public Policy & Economics
Service & Community Leadership
Information for Employers
Already have an internship? Let us know about it...
Go to: und.edu/careerconnect
-Follow the log-in directions.
-Once logged in, click on “Report an Internship” in the left, green navigation bar.
-Follow the prompts from there.