There are many advantages to obtaining an internship prior to graduating college. Some of these include: developing skills that employers seek, gaining real-world experience in your field, boosting your resume, practice for a job search, providing an opportunity to network with others who are already in the field, get college credit, and gives you the opportunity to test the waters of your chosen field. Your internship may also open the door for a possible full-time job.
The criteria, eligibility requirements and procedures for Internships are determined by the academic departments and supported by the Career Services Center. Universal requirements for the campus do not exist. PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to receive academic credit for any internship you must contact & receive prior approval from your major academic department.
Internships are the single most important thing you can do to gain career-related experience. Internships have a DIRECT affect on securing high caliber entry level employment. It allows you to get a taste of the world of work and helps you assess what you really like about a field and perhaps what you do not. Here are some resources that will help you learn more about internships.
▪ Salisbury University Career Services-Disclaimer Statement
Salisbury University Career Services Office in its provision of services to students, alumni, and off-campus employers makes no representations or guarantees regarding the opportunities listed on its website, emails, text messages, job fairs, bulletin boards, print materials and other resources, and is not responsible for the wages, safety, working conditions or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the students and alumni to take the necessary precautions when interviewing for and accepting part-time/summer/full-time employment and participating in volunteer activities.