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Internships help you:
- Begin shaping your own direction in the “real world” of your profession
- Transfer learning from classroom to workplace
- Sharpen abilities and skills
- Translate the theories you have learned about your chosen profession into actual day-to-day practice
- Focus more directly on what it means to be a professional in a specific discipline
- Determine whether or not a particular career path appeals to you
- Add the weight of professional experience to your resume
- Make valuable professional contacts for future networking
How we assist student interns
An off-campus placement is a degree requirement for all Alverno weekday college students. The staff and faculty assist you to be successful in your internship in a variety of ways.
You will be well prepared for your internship experience because:
- You will be engaged in experiential learning activities throughout the curriculum that precedes the internship
- You will not be approved to do an internship until you demonstrate that you have a solid foundation in the theory and practice of your discipline
- You will be assisted in the internship placement process by the Internship office staff
- You will be supported during the internship by faculty who teach the required concurrent seminar class
- You will be further supported during the internship by the Internship Office staff
Alverno has a central Internship office. The staff facilitates placement of students in internships at local, national and international sites — businesses, government agencies or community organizations.
Services provided include:
- Internship site development. We have hundreds of sites from which to choose although you are not limited to those sites. We will work with you to develop a new site
- Individual meetings with students to assist in site selection and placement;
- Workshops to prepare students for the internship;
- Monitoring of student internships through:
- Site visits;
- Regular communication with faculty who teach the accompanying seminar;
- Collection and storage of internship tracking and evaluation records;
- Exit interviews.
If you are planning to do an internship for academic credit, please contact us.