Internships and Externships

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An internship is a structured and supervised professional experience for which a student receives academic credit. Internships are permitted to take place on-site or virtually. In the case of a virtual internship, the student intern gains experience while working in a remote professional setting, not a in a physical location. The Office of Career and Professional Development has information on a wide range of internship opportunities through this shadowing experience.

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An externship is an opportunity to have your questions answered by someone with experience in a field you are considering as a possible career. In addition to helping you consider career choices, you will gain opportunities for networking and informational interviewing.

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Quick Facts


of interns reported that they feel better prepared
to enter the world of work after this experience