Internships provide the opportunity for a transformational experiential learning process that allows students to apply classroom learning to real-world settings. During the internship process, many students solidify their post-graduation plans and make important professional connections that lead to full-time employment.
The first step in successful internship experiences is collaboration between the student, the faculty instructor and the Office of Career and Professional Development to research and identify the best internship site to match the student’s skills and passions. Throughout this process, students should utilize all resources available to them such as their faculty, professional network, Internet resources including Hatter Jobs and LinkedIn, Stetson alumni, and Career and Professional Development staff.
There are several options for students to gain internship experience while at Stetson. Internships can be participated in during the fall, spring and summer semesters; can be paid or unpaid; and can be completed for academic credit or as not-for-credit experiences. For academic internships, students can earn credit in their major or minor with the approval of their academic department.