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Why do an Internship?

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:

Internships Required for Majors 

At SNHU some majors require an internship as part of completing your degree program

SNHU Campus Majors/Programs with required internships:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Mental Health Counseling Concentration ONLY
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing

SNHU Online Programs with required internships:

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (BS.SMA)
  • Associate of Science in Fashion Merchandising (AS.FME)
  • Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management (BS.FMM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BS.HIT)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

For all students wanting to use a future internship experience for academic credit (if possible within their program):

  • Campus-based students should follow up with the Program Administrators in their respective schools on campus (School of Arts and Sciences and Education, School of Business, School of Engineering, Technology, and Aviation, as well as the Career & Professional Development Center to initiate the process.
  • 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

The Career & Professional Development Internship Scholarship This link opens in a new window (For Campus Students)

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

Global Campus Internships This link opens in a new window (For Online Students)

This page discusses both internships for academic credit and those not for academic credit for online students.

Searching for an Internship

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.

  • Campus students can make an appointment with a Career Advisor at the Career & Professional Development Center to learn about opportunities, connect with employer partners, and learn about the internship approval process
  • Online students can connect with SNHU Career Services for support
  • Utilize Handshake This link opens in a new window to find employers who are already interested in hiring SNHU students for internships
  • Check with your Professors, Deans, or Department Administrator to see if they are aware of any available internships
  • Look at Professional Association websites related to your degree program for any opportunities that may be listed
  • Use LinkedIn This link opens in a new window to locate SNHU alumni in your field of interest to contact about potential internship opportunities
  • Web resources- see below
  • Library databases - see below

Internship Search Websites 

SNHU-specific resources:

Web resources:

Library Databases for Internships

Internships for International Students

Campus Students Only

SNHU International Student Services (ISS) Resources:

Articles with Tips for International Students Seeking US Internships

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. 


U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

A Book about Internships

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!