Internship Development

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Today's number one strategy for recruiting high-quality graduates is to develop and retain talent through internships.  The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that over 50% of internships convert to full-time hires.

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in the professional fields they are considering for career paths and gives employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

*Based on the NACE Position Statement on US Internships

Career Services can help you in the following ways:

  • Determine if the experience your organization offer qualifies as an internship
  • Work with you to design an internship program using the required criteria
  • Review your position descriptions
  • Help you effectively market these opportunities to our students

Contact Carol Lwali, Assoc. Director of External Relations,, with questions or to set up a meeting.