Benefits of an Internship
As an internship student, you may:
- Gain skills in your chosen career field
- Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to actual on-the-job experiences.
- Enhance your resume and improve your opportunities for good jobs after graduation.
- Discover the variety of career opportunities in your field.
- Receive college credit toward graduation requirements (some departments only).
- Earn money for school tuition and expenses.
- Many unpaid internships qualify for Compact Service Corps awards that help pay for college and future education expenses or to pay back student loans. See the website for more information. http://www.mscd.edu/urbanconnect/compactservicecorps/
- Increase participation in classroom discussions and improve your grades.
- Work on programs and with equipment not available on the college campus.
- Learn to interact professionally with peers.
- Establish contacts and begin networking for future employment.
- Develop references for future employment or graduate school application.
- Have the opportunity to form decisions about job compatibility.
- Learn job-seeking skills, such as resume writing, letter writing, interviewing and interview follow-up.
- Develop a greater degree of confidence upon entering a job situation.
- Begin at a higher level of responsibility in your first position.
- Potentially begin your career at a higher salary.