Available Internships

Please see Career Services in Building 36N - Thunderbird Student Success Center (Southern & Dobson) if you have any questions about these internships.

Employers Contact Us

Employer Interest Form

Do you want to be an internship site?  Complete the Internship Interest Form to get started.

P: 480-654-7709 | F: 480-654-7379


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 8 am - 6 pm
Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am - 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

Why Internships are so Important!

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 62% of students who completed an internship indicated they “definitely would” (36%) or “probably would” (26%) accept an offer for a full-time position from their most recent internship employers.  

Student Internship  Proposal Packet

If you are proposing an internship for MCC credit, complete this packet.

Risk Management Forms:

For Internship Site procedural guidelines contact, Debby Smith, Internship  Coordinator, by email  at debby.smith@mesacc.edu.  The Career Services Internship Program is designed to give students flexibility to earn credit for an internship position that will complement their skills and college major.  Therefore, a variety of positions may qualify for credit if they can fulfill minimum requirements.  

Every student who earns credit through the Career Services Internship Program must have a set of learning objectives that need to be fulfilled.  These objectives are outlined by your academic faculty and found in your course syllabus.  These objectives may include:

  • Learn key skills required in your industry
  • Gain a knowledge of core activities
  • Learn how organizations measure success
  • Discover career paths in industry
  • Learn the organization’s culture
  • Learn the organization’s chain of command/hierarchy
  • Learn the organization’s policies/procedures
  • Learn how the company communicates with its customers/target audience

What Every College Student Should Know

  • Student Studying On Campus by treeStudent studying about internships on campus All internships are learning experiences – some may be paid while others may be non-paid depending upon industry trends.
  • Make the most out of your internship experience by timely, quality work and applying critical thinking
  • Gain real world experience and learn new skills while earning college credit
  • Build your resume, portfolio, and/or curriculum vitae as well as collecting letters of reference
  • Network and make new connections in the industry for any future job seeking opportunities
  • Most employers (58% or more) are more likely to hire interns --- be professional

Student Tips

  • Seek out challenges and demonstrate a desire to learn and develop
  • Be respectful and courteous and make a positive impression
  • Ask thoughtful questions and express your interest in learning more
  • Treat your internship experience as if it were an extended job interview