The Office of Career Services seeks to engage students at their developmental stage to address their specific educational and career-oriented goals. Recognizing students’ unique and diverse traits, the Office of Career Services helps guide them in gaining the skills and planning appropriately to reach their professional aspirations.
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Before enrolling in the appropriate internship course, all students must:
Complete IS210: Preparation for Internship & Career Course (sophomore or junior year).
Secure an internship.
Undergraduate Program Resources and Forms:
- Internship Learning Agreement
- Internship Guide (STUDENTS)
- Internship Guide (EMPLOYERS)
- Internship Guide (FACULTY)
- FAQ Packet
Graduate and Professional Studies
An Internship is an experiential learning opportunity in which the academic knowledge gained in your college courses is applied to a supervised work situation. This combination of work and academics enhances your overall knowledge base, allows you to sharpen your current skill set, and enables you to develop real workplace competencies. Internships occur outside of the classroom and should be in your major degree area. An Internship can be one of the most satisfying and enlightening experiences at the College. However, preparation is the key to getting the most out of your internship. The following steps can make your internship more fulfilling: do some research into the types of positions or jobs you might enjoy, prepare yourself mentally for the demands an internship can pose, make certain you have the time to devote to this course, and maintain a positive attitude during this experience.
Internships are generally non-paid. However, with the approval of the employer and an Advisor or Site Coordinator there are times when compensation may result. Internships must be completed within a normal semester or term; however, there may be exceptions with permission from your Advisor.
The necessary experience/contact hours are determined by the Internship Guidelines for the course and are influenced by the credits awarded (see course descriptions)
Internships are usually part time, anywhere between 10 and 25 hours per week.
Internships must be arranged approximately a month prior to their start date.
The student must have met the academic prerequisite courses before pursing an internship.
Fisher College has partnered with The Washington Center to bring students a unique opportunity to study and intern in Washington, DC for a summer or semester. Semester based experiences are at no additional cost than your Fisher College expenses, so do not miss your chance to expand your horizons.