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.