Internships are experiential learning opportunities that allow you to link your coursework and skills to a real-life work environment. They can be paid or unpaid and can vary in time commitments based on the employer’s needs and your schedule. Internships allow you to gain resume-ready work experience and develop your transferrable skills while helping establish your own professional network.
Keep in mind that different types of internships have different requirements; some may require specific coursework or expertise, have varying work hours, or may only be looking for students in a particular class year. Note that internships are generally competitive and building your resume with community service, student organization leadership, and other activities can help give you an edge in your application.
Drew offers different types of internships. Different types of internships might be more helpful for you than others depending on your needs and goals.
Off-campus internships are offered by an employer not directly affiliated with Drew University. These internships can be registered to allow students to earn up to 4 credits, fulfill the off-campus experience requirement for classes of 2021 and 2022, and the immersive experience requirement for following classes.
New for Fall 2020, Launch Connections offers short-term (usually between 20 and 40 hours over 2-8 weeks), project-based, virtual internships with a Drew community partner that provide accessible experiential learning and transferable skill development opportunities.
Internships can be paid or unpaid and may lead to unexpected expenses for things like travel or professional attire. Learn more about finances and internships here.
A good internship links your academic interests, transferrable skills, and degree requirements to real-life job duties. Learn more about academic requirements of Drew internships here.
Finding an internship might seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Need a starting point? Check out Launch's Career Communities.
You can view open internship postings at any time through Handshake, Drew's career development platform.