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Internships & Experience

Both experience and education are vital aspects of job searching. Most job descriptions require practical work experience and skills in a given career field of interest. Usually the job description will have experience requirements in a specific field. When a student has carefully completed an internship, this experience can be used as the highlighting point of their resume to state that they have work related experience.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducts substantial annual research reports on the following benefits of completing an internship: increased salary after graduation, increased probability of being hired, development of job skills, decreased amount of time in the job search, etc.

Public Relations Internship Experience - Video

For Credit Internships

An Internship Experience connects the instructions in the classroom to the reality of the workplace. Internships are often a one-time experience related to the students field of study.Internships denoted by the 499 course number are "for credit." Many majors require an internship experience before graduation and almost all allow a 499 course to count as an upper level elective.

Zero-Credit Internships

Internships denoted by the 299 course number are "zero credit" and may be used for work authorization as a registered university internship program.

Email the Career Center for additional information on for-credit and zero-credit internships. 

The Washington Fellowship - Internship Program

The Washington Fellowship program provides students from all majors and programs with excellent internship opportunities in and around the nation’s capital. Students are taught hands-on professional job preparation skills prior to going to Washington during an academic semester. This program seeks to prepare Christ-centered students for community, civic and cultural leadership. 

Are you interning in NYC this summer and looking for housing?

EHS Campus Ambassadors are available to help you find the best residence for your summer internship. View NYC housing options.

All questions on internships must be directed to the Faculty Intern Advisor for each specific major.

Opportunities for Career Exploration

Externship/Job Shadowing

Find someone to shadow for a defined, brief amount of time to see what really happens in a field of interest. Celebrate National Job Shadow day on February 2nd by initiating an externship experience.

Volunteer Service (CSER)

Community service work can often be the best way to connect with an organization and show passion for what they do. Use opportunities to meet others in your field by volunteering at events and connecting with people in that industry. Residential students should look for key CSER opportunities within their field of interest or where key industry skills can be learned.

Employer's Perspective

"Drew has been a delight to work with.  What a breath of fresh air to have a young person come in with the ethics, values, and professionalism needed to do the job.  From greeting to grooming, to writing and design, Drew is prepared for the workforce!  We were so pleased with Drew's performance that we have offered him the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator position and look forward to having him as a permanent member of the Communications team." - Jacqui, Medical Center Health System