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Internship Basics – When should I intern?

The bulk of students choose to intern during the summer between junior and senior year, however, more and more students are seeking opportunities after sophomore and even freshman year. One reason for this increased interest in interning is that competition for internship opportunities can be fierce, requiring successful candidates to already have internship experience in order to qualify for their […]

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Internship Basics – Can I get paid?

There are many internship opportunities that pay, but many do not. Business, computer science, biomedical and accounting opportunities are generally more likely to be paid. Typically, internships in the arts, human service and within non-profit organizations are more likely to be unpaid. A few organizations will provide room and board in lieu of payment. Some organizations may require interns to […]

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Internship Basics – I’m an international student, can I intern in the United States?

UPDATED – Yes international students can intern in the United States; you must check with your international student coordinator to ensure that you follow the correct process. If you want to intern in the US, you typically have two options: Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Most international students prefer to use CPT when interning because it […]

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Internship basics – Can I get course credit for my internship?

That depends. Check to see if your campus has an internship program. A credit internship will typically need the approval of at least one faculty member and may need to be registered with the career center or internship coordinator. Institutions can differ in their policies, so if you think you may want to get credit for an internship, speak with […]

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