Internship Benefits

Exposure to Real World Problems

  • Apply theory from class to real world situations.
  • Complete interesting and challenging tasks and make real decisions to solve relevant problems.
  • Solidify if intern area will be career choice

Increase Self Marketability

  • Enhance your resume.
  • Internships help you stand out from the crowd.
  • 30% of those graduating college have a job offer before graduation, 58% of those with an internship have a job offer before graduation!

Opportunities with Organizations

  • Many companies hire interns for full-time positions!
  • 85% of companies use internships and similar experiential education programs to recruit for their full-time workforce.

Higher Salary

Students who have some form of internship work experience typically receive a higher starting salary or wage!


  • Build your references.
  • Create relationships / build your network; networking has been found to be two to three times more effective than all other employment sources combined!

Academic Credit

You could possibly receive academic credit! Read more here.