For transitioning veterans, internships are the stepping stones to civilian work experience and work readiness. For college students, internships are a prerequisite to be employable in today’s competitive job market.

PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS OF INTERNING

  • Explore a potential career field
  • Develop career-specific skills and abilities
  • Establish a work history
  • Enhance your résumé and portfolio
  • Build a network of professional contacts
  • Obtain mentoring guidance
  • Gain a competitive advantage for employment
  • Tap into the “hidden job market”
  • Observe professionals and work culture
  • Increase market value for higher starting salary

ACADEMIC BENEFITS OF INTERNING

  • Apply classroom learning directly
  • Confirm the relevance of course work
  • Validate career choice and prevent costly mistakes
  • Possibly earn academic credit (but you’ll pay for them)
  • Gain an advantage for graduate school admission

PERSONAL BENEFITS OF INTERNING

  • Prepare for life after graduation
  • See what abilities you really have
  • Improve interpersonal communication skills
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Reduce the stress of graduation
  • Have some fun along the way!
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