An internship is typically a work experience that is career-related. Internships can be paid or unpaid, be part-time or full-time, and can take place off-campus or on-campus. Summer internships are the most popular, but some students intern during the fall and spring semesters.

Why Do an Internship?

  • Internships provide a way to try out a career and gain exposure to your field of interest while still in college. Many students have a hard time choosing between different career options - an internship is a great way to help you decide if you will like a career or not.
  • Internships allow you to gain relevent experience and skills. Having an internship that is related to your career path can often count as "years of experience" when you go to apply for a job. You will stand out from the other candidates because you probably need less training than someone who did not do an internship.
  • Networking is still the number one way people get jobs. By doing an internship in your field, you will meet many people that will be able to provide advice and assistance when you graduate.

Log in to ePACK  to search for internships, jobs, post your resume and find employers that may offer the type of internship you are looking for.

Sample Internships by Major
Click here to see examples of internships by CALS major. 

Other Internship Sites

Related Resources

Internship Checklist : Cover all of these bases for a perfect internship

PowerPoint Presentation : Where to start, what to do, and when

Sample Internships : Companies that have sponsored internships

PowerPoint Presentation : How to succeed in your first job or internship

PackNet : Connect with CALS Alumni and possibly a new mentor

Your Internship Journal : Keep a record of your personal growth and development