What is an internship? Why Should You Intern?
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. You can begin exploring the different internship opportunities as early as Freshman Year. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths. They also give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent (source: National Association of Colleges and Employers). NACE has developed guidelines as to what describes a legitimate internship. Still unsure if you want to intern? Here are 8 great reasons why you should do at least 2 internships before you graduate.
How Do I Find an Internship?
1) Review our Internship 101 Materials.
If you have any concerns about an internship posting or have started an internship and have concerns, please contact the Magner Center at 718 951 5696 or email@example.com
2) Review materials and resources to help you make a great impression to employers
Review the Resume Tools and then get your resume reviewed by meeting with a career counselor in 1303 James Hall
3) Resources to find internships
Search for internships by using HireBC, Brooklyn College's specific internship and job opportunity database. Accessible through the career tab on WebCentral
If you can't participate in an internship due to work schedule or personal obligations you may want to build experience by creating your own project, freelancing, taking on responsibilities outside of your job description, and/or participating in challenges through Mindsumo or Parker Dewey. You may have to think outside of the box but you can find opportunities that will help you build experience. Another idea is working with someone who has their own business since they may be more flexible.
What Should I do if I Secure an Internship?
Having issues at the internship?