internships are hands-on experiences that relate to a specific major or career interest and usually involve training and responsibilities for which the student has already completed appropriate academic coursework. an internship may be full-time or part-time for the duration of a semester or summer. internships can be paid or unpaid. mount students may also register to receive college credits for an internship.
excited to start your internship and earn academic credit for it? please read about the credit-based internship program through the policies and guidelines document before downloading the learning agreement form. make sure to submit your learning agreement to the career center before the term's registration deadline and before beginning the internship. undergraduate deadline dates usually take place during add/drop week, and graduate deadline dates are usually set for two weeks prior to a term's start date.
students are responsible for ensuring that all information is complete and accurate. failure to submit a complete learning agreement by the internship registration deadline date may result in denial of credit registration.
registering an internship starts with completing the credit-based internship learning agreement. discuss and confirm the plans and expectations of an internship with your internship site and faculty sponsor.
an internship is an essential experience to complement your mount education. that is why the career center has dedicated resources for students and alumni looking for the right match.
students can search this dedicated online resource for regional, national and international job and internship postings; connect with alumni for advice or opportunities; and be recruited or promoted by faculty for internships or summer research on campus.
looking for that personal touch? the career pathways program links current mount students with alumni in their field of study so they can tap into the power of the mount alumni network. students can shadow a professional for a day, gain inside tips about an industry or company they are interested in, or even find a personal mentor in an alumnus who is doing job they’ve been dreaming about.
with a campus close to washington, d.c., many students choose to spend a summer living and working in our nation’s capital. the mount in washington is a credit-based internship program specifically designed to allow students to earn a semester’s worth of internship credit, live in dedicated student housing, and expand their professional network at some of the world’s most influential organizations.
not sure how to get started with getting an internship? the career center staff helps students prepare resumes, provides resources and information on how to find internship sites, and gives advice on how to narrow down your choices or work your personal network. make an appointment to discuss your next steps in completing an internship or search our internship resource links.
mount students can earn anywhere from 1-12 credits for an internship experience. the number of credits is determined in part by the minimum number of internship hours being completed and the internship description/responsibilities. academic departments reserve the right to limit the number of credits registered.
submit the learning agreement, with all signatures, to the career center prior to the deadline date. expect that it may take at least a week, if not longer, to gather all signatures.
graduate students can earn anywhere between 1-6 credits for an internship experience. the number of credits is determined in part by the minimum number of internship hours being completed and the internship description/responsibilities. academic departments reserve the right to limit the number of credits registered.
students are responsible for ensuring that all information is complete and accurate. failure to submit the completed learning agreement or any additional items needed by the internship registration deadline date may result in credit registration being denied.
while all internships involve a great deal of personal commitment, an international internship promises to be even more challenging and rewarding. many international organizations offer students significant responsibilities and experiences that cannot be taught in a classroom. former mount students who have interned abroad have regarded these higher levels of responsibility and expectations to be some of the best experiences of the trip—outside of the chance for traveling and exploring a different country. interning abroad helps students develop personal strengths and skills that are useful in marketing themselves for future job opportunities.
contact the career center if you’re interested in interning abroad.contact us
reading about how to get an internship is one thing—sometimes you just want to see where others have been. here are some sample internships from mount students: