Did you know that 56 percent of internships lead to full time positions? - NACE Journal 2010
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is an academic internship?
A: An academic internship is carefully monitored work or service experience. The student has the intentional learning goals and reflections actively on what he or she is learning. At Berry College, internships are graded on a pass/fail grading scale.
Q: Why should I intern?
A: Academic internships allow you to:
- Clarify career goals
- Learn specific job skills from experienced professionals
- Develop an awareness of job responsibilities and career requirements
- Apply theories learned in the classroom to practical, on-the-job situations
- Gain valuable experience for future employment
Q: What are the requirements for an academic internship?
- A minimum grade point average of 2.6
- Junior or senior status with a minimum of 60 credit hours completed
- Completion and approval of academic internship application
Q: What do I need to do to start planning for an academic internship?
A: The Career Center will help you define the type of internship you want to pursue, utilize resources to research internship options and complete the required paperwork for approval. It's never too early to start exploring the possibilities! Call or stop by the Career Center to get started.