Why Should I Do an Internship?
Virtually every survey of employers demonstrates one truth: students with internship or practicum experience as part of their undergraduate career are more likely to receive job offers, and at a higher salary rate, than those students who do not have any experiential education.
Internships and practicums help you gain real world experience in a field related to your academic major and also give you contacts for your professional goals.
Internships and practicums take several shapes and forms:
- May be paid or unpaid
- May be part-time or full-time.
At Mansfield University, if you're enrolled in an academic program that requires you to complete an internship/practicum, you must work with your academic advisor to arrange for your internship/practicum.
The Career Center can help you:
- Locate potential internship/practicum opportunities
- Prepare your application (i.e., resume, cover letter, essays, etc.)
- Get you ready for the interview
Before you can register for a for-credit internship/practicum, you must complete the internship form, available on the Student Registration and Financial Services Website.
Internship/Practicum Search Resources:
Interested in developing an internship? Visit our Employer Page for more information and resources.