Internships

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

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.  

Internship Opportunities

  • INROADS - Tomorrow's STEM Leaders Today.  Check out their flyer
  • Birdie Media - Are you a creative thinker with an interest in marketing?  If so, get ready for an internship at Birdie Media
  • Disney College Internship Program - Each year Disney recruiters visit the Dobson campus to discuss the opportunities available at the Walt Disney World® Resort and the Disneyland® Resort and provide information on how to apply for these internship opportunities. Students can earn full time college credit through Mesa Community College as a Disney College Program participant including their internship and by taking select courses offered at either the Walt Disney World® Resort or The Disneyland® Resort. - Apply NOW for Spring 2018!
  • Office of Science/U.S. Dept. of Energy - Community College Internships (CCI) program is now accepting applications. All applications are due by 5pm (eastern time) on January 12, 2018.
  • Arizona State Legislative Internships
  • State of Arizona - "Interns-In-Action"For a complete list of opportunities visit the page above and click on the azstatejobs.gov link, then search keyword internship.
  • Future For Kids - Future for KIDS mission is to provide mentor driven out-of-school time programs and camps that focus on academics, athletics, and ethics to improve the lives of youth facing adversity. Field Intern serves as mentor in the Discover Your Future out-of-school time program and is provided with hands-on youth program leadership experience in a dynamic and growing social service agency. The candidate must be available a minimum of 6 hours per week to serve the mission of the organization.
  • Office of Science/U.S. Dept of Energy - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is now accepting applications.  All applications due by 5pm (eastern time) on January 12, 2018.

Employers Contact Us

Employer Interest Form

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

P: 480-461-7592

Hours

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

Student Internship  Proposal Packet

If you are interested in completing an internship for MCC credit the information below provides details on the process and how to get started.

Risk Management Forms:

If you are a potential Internship Site, please complete our Internship Site Interest Form  and we send you information about the procedures to qualify. 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