Find an Internship
Internships at Keene State vary depending on your department: some are part of course work, others are independent. Internships can be for-credit, not-for-credit, paid, or unpaid.
- Contact your advisor, a faculty member in your program, Academic & Career Advising about possible internships and learn what businesses are looking for in employees and interns.
- Look up internship opportunities on JobWISE. While these are often not credit bearing internships, sometimes credit can be arranged.
- Check out the job and internship search strategies and resources on the KSC Career Advising webpages.
- When registering for classes, look for courses that include internship or practical experience in their description.
- Attend the Career Speakers’ Series sponsored by Corporate Relations.
Prepare for the Internship
For most internships, the application process is very similar to applying for a job. For departments that assign internships as part of a course, meet with the faculty instructor for that course.
- Prepare and revise your resume and cover letter.
- Prepare for the interview.
- If you choose to do a career-building internship that doesn’t involve credits, you will coordinate directly with the employer to set up the internship. Faculty approval is only required for credit-bearing internships.
- Remember that summer internship course tuition is charged per credit through KSC Continuing Education.
- Contact Academic and Career Advising if you have questions.
Academic internships (for credit) require prior faculty approval and must be reported through JobWISE, but first…
- Make sure the internship site and supervisor are willing to work with KSC on granting credit for the internship – they will need to sign an Affiliation Agreement. Academic and Career Advising will work with the site on this agreement.
- If you do not already have a faculty member sponsoring your internship, find out from your department or an ACA Career Advisor if there is someone in your major who works with internships.
- Work with your faculty sponsor to determine how many hours and credits you can reasonably fit into your schedule. Internships are a minimum of 35 hours per credit but vary by department.
- Discuss internship objectives and evaluation plans.
- Request a job description from your supervisor or from the JobWISE posting. It should include at least your start and end date, your site supervisor’s name and contact information.