What is an Internship?
An internship is a supervised work experience that supplements and enhances a student's academic coursework. Internships are generally short-term (one or two semesters), have pre-established learning goals, and reflect actively on what students are learning or majoring in while in school.
Ideally, an internship offers practical experience in a potential career field. They are designed to help students understand the "real world" applications of their academic studies. Internships can be paid or unpaid. Involvement may be part-time, as little as 10 hours a week, up to full-time. Academic credit may be awarded at the discretion of students' academic departments.
Why hire an intern?
Internship placements are proven, cost-effective methods to meet immediate and long-range human resource needs of employers.
Internship placements are excellent ways to find new, energetic and skilled employees.
The internship can be a test period for both you and the student to learn if they are a good "fit."
Interning students can perform well on some professional-level assignments, thus freeing career employees for more advanced responsibilities.
Participation in internships helps decrease the turnover of graduates employed in career positions.
Internships provide an excellent avenue for diversifying the workforce.
Internship programs foster on-going, productive relations between the campus and employer.
How does this service work?
The Office of Student Employment is happy to assist you with filling your vacant internship positions or developing an internship program if you do not have one in place.
For your convenience, we have developed an online form that requires only a few minutes of your time. To get started with your internship posting, please complete our Employer Internship Listing Form found at the link below and we will do the rest.
After you complete the form, we will take your detailed job information and post it in eRecruiting, our job search database, for students to view, but only those students who register with the Student Employment Office will have access to your company's contact information. We will also work to promote your internship opportunity to the appropriate academic internship coordinator(s) who will in turn, notify students in that particular degree program about your internship. Additionally, we will market your opportunity to Southeastern students in your desired major(s). Interested students that meet your qualifications will apply for your internship position via the application method that you prefer and indicate on the internship listing form.