Bunker Hill Community College’s Office of Internship Programs offers students multiple ways to engage in work-based learning opportunities. Through internships, students explore different career pathways, gain experience, make a career switch, connect their classroom learning to the workforce and establish professional connections. In some cases, an internship can even lead to a great job. Internships are a priority at Bunker Hill Community College.
Students with any Program of Study (major) can participate in an internship. Some Programs of Study require an internship for academic credit, while others do not. If your major does not require an internship, you can explore a career internship.
BHCC students have been interns at Tufts Medical Center, M.B.T.A., D.O.R., Universum Global, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Harvard University Information Technology, Suffolk Superior Probation Department, Chelsea District Court, Harvard Street Medical Health Center, Somerville Community Access Television, Beth Israel Deaconess Center, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, World Trade Center, The Constitution Inn, AJ Williams Events, CVS, Walgreens, Northern Light Production, N.E.S.N., Cambridge Community Television and more. If none of the companies and organizations suit your needs or career ambitions, the College will also work with students to forge arrangements with new companies to ensure a productive, professional and personalized experience. You can also browse CareerConnect – our database of internship opportunities.
The Office of Internship Programs recommends that Bunker Hill Community College students hold at least one internship while working towards your Associate’s degree. You can begin a career internship as early at your first semester at BHCC.
Benefits of an internship (Source: 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers)
- 97% of responding employers plan to hire interns and/or co-op students in 2014
- Recruiting new hires is the primary focus of internship programs by 78% of employers
- 62% of an intern’s time is allocated to analytical, problem-solving, and project management-related tasks
- Career fairs and on-campus recruiting are rated highest in effectiveness for recruiting interns and co-ops
- Employers reported that 97.5% of their internships would be paid in 2014
- Employers made full-time offers to 65% of their interns
- 79% of interns accepted a full-time job offer with their internship employer
- After one year, employers retain about three-quarters of their new college hires who have internship experience
Make the most of your internship by
- Getting on-the-job Training and Mentorship
- Applying your classroom knowledge to meaningful Real World Assignments
- Earning Academic Credit
- Building Your Confidence & Resume
- Networking with Industry Professionals
- Test Driving a Career
- Increasing your salary potential