Internships are a great way to apply what you are learning in the classroom to a professional working environment.
Internships are also a great way to determine if your chosen career path is the right fit for you. Once you have successfully completed an internship you may enhance the possibilities of becoming an employee of that business or organization.
Benefits of an internship include:
- Having the Opportunity to Network
Having an internship gets you involved in your career field and gives you an opportunity to meet people and make connections. You will become familiar to people in your field through professional societies, conferences, meetings and other work events. By networking you will find out about job opportunities that will allow you to get your foot in the door.
- Learn about the culture and the way an industry works
Through an internship, you will learn about the culture of a company, how things work, the industry's processes and how things operate.
- Academic Credit
You can earn up to 1-2 hours of academic credit for an internship. Some majors require an internship for your degree.
Learn about internships available to our undergraduate students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.