National Research shows that students who participate in internships are more likely to be hired and more likely to remain with that employer
What Is An Internship?
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Internships must be approved by the faculty and Career Services prior to beginning the internship.
Every 40 hours of work experience is equal to 1 academic credit hour; the maximum number of credit hours per semester is 6. The maximum number of internship credit hours is 12.
Click on the following for an overview of how internships work: Career Field Experience Internship Overview
Why Should You Do An Internship?
- Career Exploration Opportunities: Explore whether your interests, skills, personality, and values fit within a particular career field.
- Skill Development: Enhancement of needed skills, increased self-confidence, and a better understanding of the position.
- Related Work Experience: The ability to gain experience in a field related to your major.
- A Network of Contacts: Establishment of relationships with people who work in the same field who can help you find employment.
- References: Supervisors and professionals who can provide you with verbal and written recommendations
Remember, you can use WildcatWorks to look for internships that have been posted for Daemen students. Although WildcatWorks is updated with new listings on a regular basis, you should also search other websites for postings, such as Indeed.com, which posts opportunities of interest to all majors. Below are some options that Daemen offers:
How to Land a Remote Internship During a Pandemic: The economic impact of this global health crisis is so widespread that in the US alone, 36.6 million citizens filed for unemployment claims last May. With so many paid workers being laid off from work, internship programs also took a blow with most of the offers being cancelled or rescinded. Businesses in retail, marketing, and financial industries took a huge blow and overall growth has slowed, if not halted, for many of them. But the question we should be really focusing on is this: Are they still hiring college students for internships? To cope and survive an economic upheaval, many businesses have adapted and innovated their processes to continue operations. Major players like Ford are now able to continue providing internships by going remote, the same direction that Google took. This shift is great news for internship candidates as this means opportunities are still out there despite the global health and economic crisis, but only if one knows where to look.
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Discover a unique living and working environment with participants from all over the world. This program allows you to gain on-the-job experience with a world-renowned company, providing uniquely Disney learning experiences, all while preparing for your future, building transferable skills, including networking, problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication. Additional information can be found here!
Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled and taking classes at an accredited program or institution and have completed at least one semester or have graduated within 24 months of the application posting date. Opportunities are only available to students attending school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 least 18 years of age at the time of the application
- Possess unrestricted US work authorization
- Meet any individual school requirements (GPA, grade level, etc.), if applicable
- Former Disney College Program participants must wait four months after their last departure date before applying
To the Student: Please discuss your plans to participate in the Disney College Program with your faculty advisor and email this form to them or print a copy. Academic credit and billing arrangements are determined by each student’s college or university; DCP does not grant academic credit.
In order for your Advance Registration to be processed by the Registrar’s Office, you must complete this form by obtaining appropriate signatures.
The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors the Session Internship at the State Capital starting every January. The SESSION INTERNSHIP offers college students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. Assembly Session Internships give students an advantage in today's job market, providing real government experience in the comprehensive academic program. The Assembly Intern Committee awards a $5,025 stipend to each Session Intern.
Any Questions Contact:
Lamark Shaw, Interim Director of Career Services
Phone: 716.839.8334 or Email: email@example.com
Since 1992 the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has recruited college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.
- Entertainment Careers - Jobs, internships, and career information in the entertainment industry.
- American Society of Newspaper Editors - Newspaper internship and job listings.
- Sustainable Business/ Green Dream Job - Search for business jobs, environmental jobs and internships, and environmentally responsible employers.
General Internship Resources
- AnyIntern - The USA's largest internship directory with over 160,000 internships.
- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman - The Office of the New York State Attorney General ("OAG") has part-time internship positions for volunteers or externships for course credit open for the 2016/2017 academic year for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Emerging Leaders Internship Program - The Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities gives college students with disabilities the opportunity to jumpstart their career path and gain a competitive edge. The Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, funded by The UPS Foundation and coordinated by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center, is a highly competitive program that places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling internships nationwide that also provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation - Honors Internship Program - The FBI often participates in career fairs and other recruiting events where interested candidates have an opportunity to meet an FBI employee and learn more about internship opportunities and specific volunteer internships such as the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, through our Visiting Scientist Program. FBI Internships offer undergraduate (second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) and graduate school students throughout the United States an exciting insider's view of FBI operations, and provide an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within. Interns will be assigned to FBI field office locations or FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia; the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) in Clarksburg, West Virginia or other off-sites.
- Internships.com - 75,000+ internship positions from 35,635 companies located in 6,641 cities across all 50 states and growing!
- LinkedIn Internship Jobs - Research and pursue internships tailored to you.
- U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program - The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.
Working in public services represents an opportunity to serve others. However, public service is a broad term that encompasses a complex and multilayered range of public interests. Find out what public service is and learn more about the kinds of opportunities available to those looking to make a difference. Go to FireScienceOnline.
The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The application system for the Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is available at https://www.energy.gov/science/wdts/workforce-development-teachers-and-scientists
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from two and four-year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 10 weeks during the Summer term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.
Seeking the best and brightest to apply to Mayor Byron Brown’s Urban Fellows Internship Program (UFIP). UFIP is designed to introduce our region’s most talented college students and recent graduates to local government and public service, through hands-on practical learning experiences. This program gives young people an opportunity to work in the fast-paced Division of Citizen Services. During the internship, fellows are able to create new and innovative programs. Internships are available during both the fall and spring semesters. A summer session is also available.
You can differentiate yourself from other students by gaining invaluable professional experience.
It is an election year! Consider an internship in Washington DC!
How would you have liked to have started your semester by attending the Presidential Inauguration and a pizza party afterwards at the WII offices, meeting former Vice President Al Gore's Chief of Staff, Roy Neel, and former chief speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, John McConnell, at the WII orientation?
The Washington Internship Institute is a Fall and Spring internship in Washington, DC. Internships in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors offer practical experience for all majors. The WII program is a semester long opportunity, primarily situated within an organization that supports the academic career interest of the student. In addition, two courses are taught in a classroom setting. Students participating in the WII program receive 15 academic credits.
Academic tracks include:
- Environmental Law and Policy Studies
- Global Health Policy Studies
- Global Women's Leadership Development
- Inside Washington: Politics & Policy
- International and Foreign Policy Studies
Daemen students inducted into the following Honor Societies may be eligible for a merit-based scholarship:
Read Daemen College student Emily Kraft's blog post about what she has learned from her internship at the Smithsonian.
Watch Fuad Abdul, Political Science Major, talk about his Washington Internship experience
Any Questions Contact:
Lamark Shaw, Interim Director of Career Services
Phone: 716.839.8334 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org