Internships, lab work, and mentors help shape her Clark experience
Today’s employers are hungry for applicants who have proven they can succeed in professional settings. Internship opportunities provide the skills and experience you need to stand out in the field of your choice. They also help you determine what you want to do in the future.
Internships enhance classroom learning by letting you put your knowledge into practice while contributing to the operations of an organization. In addition, your internship experiences will give you skills that are increasingly vital to success in today’s job market: Specialized knowledge of an industry. The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing circumstances. Proficiency in communicating with colleagues and collaborating to achieve shared goals. A powerful network of professional connections.
At Clark, internships can be paid or taken for academic credit. Visit our Career Connections Center to identify internship opportunities of interest to you.
If you think it might be time to find an internship, the first thing you’ll want to do is to visit the Career Connection Center to identify an opportunity that fits your interests, be it local, national, or global. We encourage you to start thinking during your sophomore year about how internships might play a role in your academic career.
Clark’s Academic Internship Program combines the best of both worlds: practical work experience and credit that counts toward your academic graduation requirements. These experiences are available during the fall, spring, and summer terms, and are open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
An academic internship involves a career-related work experience in which an undergraduate student takes on a responsible role within a professional organization, such as a nonprofit, government office, or for-profit business. Students receive mentoring and supervision from a professional in the field. Depending on the employer, these internships may also be paid experiences.