Employers place high value on skills gained through workforce experience. Internships provide students with the opportunity to learn firsthand about their intended career. Whether pursuing a career as a scientist, accountant, social worker, artist, teacher, journalist or pursuing another post-baccalaureate or post-graduate career, interns develop specific skills and gain experiences that increase their value to potential employers by making them more effective employees.
Students engaged in internships are monitored and mentored in their work site. In cases where the internship is also associated with a course, they are also monitored and mentored by a faculty member. Depending on the nature of the internship, students typically work 45 to 75 hours over the course of a semester on-site for every credit hour they earn.
Interns are expected to:
- Protect confidential information about the organization providing the internship and information regarding clients of the organization (e.g., business clients, students, patients).
- Establish and follow a work schedule approved by the sponsoring organization.
- Working with the sponsoring organization and faculty mentor, create learning objectives for the internship.
- Represent their sponsoring organization, MWSU, and themselves in a professional manner.
If you are a student ;looking for an internship opportunity or are an employer seeking to post an opportunity, please visit the MWSU Internship site to get started.