An internship is an on-the-job work experience related to a student’s major that includes an employer mentor and a faculty advisor. The internship experience has a start date and an end date. An internship can be taken for credit or done independently without credit.
Internships are an integral part of the learning, exploration and professional growth process for our students. The most important take away about doing an internship is for the student to get experience.
From August 2019 through June 2020, 284 AACC students participated in credit-based internships.
Our students want a work experience that relates to their area of study and employers want to connect with the AACC community to provide internships. Often, you get stuck with the idea of, “What’s my first step?” and “What do I do after that?” The Sarbanes Center for Career and Civic Engagement can help. We help students engage with employers while supporting businesses to meet their work needs. Facilitating this process and connecting with our community partners is our priority.
Let us help you explore your options.
Before searching for an internship, you need to have an idea of the experience you want to gain. You also need a résumé documenting the education and experience you already have.
What do you need?
You can begin your search by registering on the College Central Network (CCN), AACC’s searchable database. Register, upload your résumé for employers to see, and then start reviewing internship postings from employers.
Schedule an appointment with AACC’s internship coordinator to explore options. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Employment Services for guides and workshops that will help you develop your résumé, cover letter and interview techniques. Use these templates to begin documenting your education and experience:
We’re happy to give you feedback on your résumé. Contact AACC’s internship coordinator at email@example.com.
Before you start your internship, register for the internship course number 275 in your area of study. Note the following: