According to the National Society of Experiential Education, an internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience.
Goals may be:
Academic Learning: Apply knowledge learned in the classroom to the workplace
- Career Development: Gain knowledge of qualifications and duties of a position and can explore their interest in a field
- Skill Development: Gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge required in the workplace
- Personal Development: Gain decision making skills, critical thinking skills, increased confidence and self-esteem
The Office of Career Service is available to work with faculty in all departments to discuss internship possibilities or assist in developing relationships with employers. Representatives are also eager to assist students in finding internships and willing to provide classroom presentations on internship job searches, resume development, and other areas of interest.
For additional information, contact Career Services at 235-4140 or visit the following website: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/careers/.