Student Interns

All students participating in an internship, you need to fill out Student Intake Form

Once you have submitted the student intake form, you will need to submit the General Assumption of Risk by either emailing it to internships@mesacc.edu or dorpping it of to Career Services located in Building 36N

What every college student should know...

Internship Interest Form (Students)

  • Internships are learning experiences – some may be paid while others may be un-paid depending upon industry trends
  • Internships help you gain real world experience and learn new skills possibly while earning college credit
  • Internships help you build your resume, portfolio, and/or curriculum vitae (be sure to request letters of reference from your supervisor)
  • Internships allow students to network and make new connections in the industry for future job seeking opportunities
  • Most employers (58% or more) are more likely to hire interns for permanent positions than uknown applicants

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

Use this link to view potential internship opportunities

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.

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 faculty advisor 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