Internships provide students with the opportunity to integrate their classroom learning with real-time professional experience. The University’s proximity to our nation’s capital affords exciting opportunities for internships with internationally recognized business firms, government and nonprofit agencies, health care facilities, sports organizations, and financial institutions.
Internships provide a way for students in the School of Arts & Sciences to cultivate business and communication skills, develop professional contacts, and find practical ways to use their formal training in the workplace. As they gain hands-on experience, students learn the significance of teamwork and time management. Internships also provide an opportunity to assume personal responsibility for ethical behavior that reflects high standards of business conduct, as well as to acquire a realistic understanding of career paths and opportunities available in their chosen field. Ultimately, students can use their internship experience to advance their careers, increasing job satisfaction, advancement, responsibility, and income.
Upon successful completion of the internship experience, A&S students will have
- strengthened their ability to apply course-based material to real-world situations
- expanded their ability to communicate effectively
- developed a better understanding of their professional strengths and weaknesses
- adhered to appropriate standards of behavior in a professional setting