An internship is a form of experiential learning that applies knowledge and theory learned in the classroom in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths, all while giving employers an opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

Internships are time-limited experiences, which students can do during a semester or their summer or winter break. The structure and duties of an internship vary by industry and organization, where internships can be full-time, part-time, paid, or unpaid.

Reasons to pursue an internship

Internships provide many benefits to students during their time at Suffolk, which include:

  • Applying the skills you learned in the classroom to real-world situations
  • Adding to your resume and/or portfolio
  • Exploring potential career fields and areas of interest
  • Improving the likelihood of securing a job offer or acceptance to graduate school after graduating
  • Growing your professional network
  • Building confidence in your abilities to thrive in the workplace

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