At Saint Anselm College, we recognize the important role of internships for students’ professional development while supporting their liberal arts curriculum. Internships offers students the opportunity to learn about the workplace and how community organizations function.
In turn, community agencies, companies, and organizations are supported by the skills and enthusiasm of bright and industrious students. Currently, the college partners with scores of local and national agencies and organizations to provide students with outstanding professional experiences while supporting the objectives and productivity of the agencies with competent personnel.
Although interns are not employees and it is understood they are working in a learning capacity, many agencies have benefited, both fiscally and administratively, from the additional knowledge, creativity, and support provided by students.
Internships Allow Students To
- Explore career options
- Build networks
- Enhance resumes
- Develop and practice professional behavior skills
- Learn the etiquette, language, and current technology trends in a given field
- Discover more about themselves and the world around them
Enhancing Your Office with Interns
- Assist office personnel with tasks
- Create marketing tools (brochures, displays)
- Research projects
- Provide new ideas to improve administration
- Identify grants/funding sources
- Prepare newsletters
- And much more!
How do internships work?
Generally speaking, internships may be paid or unpaid (in accordance with federal and state policies governing internships), may be for academic credit or not-for-credit, and may take place during the academic year or summer.
At Saint Anselm College, the following applies for internships that a student is pursuing for academic credit. The academic department, in concert with the Dean of the College and the Registrar, determines how many courses the internship program replaces. Students interning through the Career Development Center receiving Economics and Business credit will take an internship course. For all internships, some type of academic requirement, i.e., papers, required readings, seminar work, must be submitted to the department as an integral part of the internship program. Contact us to learn more and connect with an Internship Coordinator.
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