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Internships have a multitude of benefits for college students. They provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations, gain valuable work experience, get your foot in the door at a company and network, determine if the career you're interning or volunteering for is right for you, obtain references, and more.
Check out these resources or the video below by Intermi on "Good Reasons for an Internship: My Experience" for more information:
At SNHU some majors require an internship as part of completing your degree program
SNHU Campus Majors/Programs with required internships:
SNHU Online Programs with required internships:
For all students wanting to use a future internship experience for academic credit (if possible within their program):
Online students should complete the Pre-Internship Survey (PINS) This link opens in a new window to get started. Upon receiving your survey responses your Internship Administrator will reach out to you with information and any next steps. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
The SNHU Career & Professional Development Center and the Institutional Advancement Office have teamed up to create a scholarship fund for campus students working in unpaid internships.
Through the ongoing support of SNHU alumni donors, funding is now available to help students with expenses related to pursuing an unpaid internship. Scholarship opportunities are available for undergraduate campus students (25 credits, minimum GPA: 2.5) in any major and field of interest. Students must be registered to receive academic credit for the internship experience and must demonstrate how the opportunity contributes to academic, professional, and personal development. To learn more, please visit CareerEdge This link opens in a new window or contact JoAnna Luiso, Director of the Career & Professional Development Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page discusses both internships for academic credit and those not for academic credit for online students.
Finding an internship is much like researching a job, in that you will want to try a variety of resources. Below are suggestions for where to look.
This OPTnation article lists not only the top 10 companies that hire international students on OPT but a long list of those that do, along with
some tips for the process.
Using a Google search, limit to Internships under "Category" after results appear to the above search phrase.
Employment and Internships for F-1 Students and J-1 Students This link opens in a new window
Academic Training (AT) This link opens in a new window: Internships for J1 Students
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) This link opens in a new window: Internships for F1 students
Top Companies That Hire International Students on OPT This link opens in a new window
Internships for International Students in USA This link opens in a new window
10 Companies That Hire International Students For Valuable Internships This link opens in a new window (January 2021)
Optional Practical Training (OPT) This link opens in a new window:
The following is a book about finding internships. For more books and eBooks please search the Online Library Catalog or ask a librarian for help.
Are you an online student who can't get to the library in person? Request a print book be mailed to you!