Internships and Career Exploration

Internships

An internship is a practical work experience that enables you to gain knowledge and skills within an organization, industry or functional area that reflects your academic and professional interests. Internships can be paid or unpaid. It is also possible to receive academic credit for an internship, and to intern while studying abroad.

LEEP Center and LEEP Advising

Through LEEP, Clark University supports a comprehensive, four-year, personal and professional development program for its students. At Clark, we are committed to helping you gain valuable world and workplace experiences, realize a satisfying career, and lead a rewarding life. The LEEP Center and LEEP advisors will help you prepare for life after Clark through opportunities to engage with the world, preparation for professional opportunities, and early investigation of career options and graduate school options.

LEEP advisors will assist you with:

  • discovering your interests and skills
  • exploring a variety of possible career paths and learning what skills they require
  • identifying and preparing for opportunities to gain experience, such as internships, study abroad, volunteering, and undergraduate research
  • developing plans for full-time employment, graduate and professional school, and beyond