National Research shows that students who participate in internships are more likely to be hired and more likely to remain with that employer


What Is An Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.  Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Internships must be approved by the faculty and Career Services prior to beginning the internship.

Every 40 hours of work experience is equal to 1 academic credit hour; the maximum number of credit hours per semester is 6.  The maximum number of internship credit hours is 12.

Click on the following for an overview of how internships work: Career Field Experience Internship Overview
 

Why Should You Do An Internship?

  • Career Exploration Opportunities:  Explore whether your interests, skills, personality, and values fit within a particular career field.
  • Skill Development:  Enhancement of needed skills, increased self-confidence, and a better understanding of the position.
  • Related Work Experience:  The ability to gain experience in a field related to your major.
  • A Network of Contacts:  Establishment of relationships with people who work in the same field who can help you find employment.
  • References:  Supervisors and professionals who can provide you with verbal and written recommendations

Remember, you can use WildcatWorks to look for internships that have been posted for Daemen students.  Although WildcatWorks is updated with new listings on a regular basis, you should also search other websites for postings, such as Indeed.com, which posts opportunities of interest to all majors.  Below are some options that Daemen offers:

How to Land a Remote Internship During a Pandemic:  The economic impact of this global health crisis is so widespread that in the US alone, 36.6 million citizens filed for unemployment claims last May. With so many paid workers being laid off from work, internship programs also took a blow with most of the offers being cancelled or rescinded. Businesses in retail, marketing, and financial industries took a huge blow and overall growth has slowed, if not halted, for many of them. But the question we should be really focusing on is this: Are they still hiring college students for internships? To cope and survive an economic upheaval, many businesses have adapted and innovated their processes to continue operations. Major players like Ford are now able to continue providing internships by going remote, the same direction that Google took. This shift is great news for internship candidates as this means opportunities are still out there despite the global health and economic crisis, but only if one knows where to look.

Internship Options:

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