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.
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.