Internship information for STUDENTS:
Many workplaces offer internships to current college / university students. For example, zoos and aquaria, businesses and government agencies (to name a few options) all offer internships. Students participating in an internship also have the option of receiving academic credit at the same time by enrolling in an internship course.
- Step 1: What is your "dream" summer job, internship, etc.?
- Where have previous Zoology students interned?
- Step 2: Strategies for finding placements (summer jobs, internships, etc.).
- Zoology Department's 'Time to Make Your Own Tracks: how to find real-world experience in Zoology : this pdf handbook supplies more in-depth guidance for locating an internship placement & getting credit.
- How do you prepare for an internship or job?
- What do you need to know about getting credit?
INTERNSHIP PROVIDERS: see this related page
Internships: frequently asked questions (FAQ)
An internship placement is a capstone experience to your college education. Here you can apply classroom knowledge to a specific work setting.
It is an opportunity to explore a career. You will learn the mechanics of a facility, which will help you when you are interviewing for a job later. You can be sure you enjoy that career.
You will meet people who will be connections to post-graduation jobs. Some of these people might be references for you later, too.
- What courses are available to get credit for my internship?
- Do you have to apply for credit for an internship?
- Is an internship course the same as an independent study course?
- Increase your knowledge: take a course related to that experience.
- Develop your skills with these ways to gain work-related skills when you are a student.