What is an Internship?
An internship is a short-term work experience that is intended to expose you to a career field of interest while offering you the ability to acquire professional experience. Internships can be structured in the following ways:
- Full or part-time
- Short or long-term
- Paid or unpaid
- For credit and not-for-credit
- Self-directed or mentor-led
Why do an Internship?
In addition to exploring careers and developing professionally, internships are an opportunity to "try-out" a career and network and develop contacts. Some mutual benefits:
- Allows a company that you are actively investigating to evaluate you
- Your internship may provide a "foot in the door"
According to NACE 53% of Employers converted Interns into Full-Time employees.
To apply for internships, register for Career Wave.
Need Academic Credit for an Internship?
Click here to find out about our internship program and for details on how to get started.
Click here to view videos by Kingsborough students as a part of an internship with NYC Media.
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