Internships for Students
- 97 percent 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 percent of employers
- 62 percent 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 percent of their internships would be paid in 2014
- Employers made full-time offers to 65 percent of their interns
- 79 percent 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
Source: 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers
Get Your Foot in the Door
- On-the-job Training and Mentorship
- Meaningful Real World Assignments
- Build Your Confidence
- Network with Industry Professionals
- Relevant Work Experience at Top of Resume
- Test Drive A Career
- Higher Salary Potential
- Earn Academic Credit or Honors
How do I Begin?
- Plan ahead for your Academic Internship. Discover if a three-credit internship course is included in your major. Review eligibility, course prerequisites, and submit an application.
- Discover different types of Non-credit internship opportunities— learn about competitive paid STEM summer research internships.