Getting experience in your field BEFORE you graduate is crucial
Benefits of an Internship
An internship is one of the most important things you can do in your college career:
- The percent of interns that convert to full-time employment is nearly 50%.
- Students from internship programs are “more successful as employees”
- Interns receiving full-time job offers has increased more than 10% in the last 7 years
Internships provide you the opportunity to:
- Establish professional contacts within your field
- Receive on-the-job training and experience industry firsthand
- Make informed career decisions
- Apply new skills and experiences to classroom instruction
- Gain academic credit toward graduation
- Enhance resumes, references, and work experience
- Develop professional skills
- Use specialized facilities and equipment on the job
Required versus Optional Internships
- At Davenport, all Allied Health programs in the College of Health Professions require a practicum
- The colleges of Business and Technology require internships in some academic programs
- Internships are highly recommended for all students in these colleges
To learn more about internships in each of DU's colleges, visit the link below:
Credit v. Non-Credit Internship
- Credit and non-credit bearing internships help students gain experience
- Some DU academic programs require internships and they are optional electives in all programs.
- Regional Employment and Internship Managers can assist students to develop non-credit and credit bearing internships.