Internship Resources

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What is an internship?

An internship is a paid or unpaid, closely monitored, highly structured, strategic, well defined, project-related program that provides professional work experience outside of the classroom environment. An internship merges academic, personal development and career exploration in one. Internships are typically part-time and can last three or more months, a semester, or can also last for several years. 

How can an internship be beneficial?

    • Gain practical work experience in your major.
    • Develop and expand your technical and career-related skills.
    • Build stronger interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Build a network of valuable professional contacts.
    • Explore different companies and organizations.
    • Evaluate career alternatives and choices.
    • Test your chosen field.
    • Boost self-confidence and professional credibility.

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Preparing for your Internship

Learn what it takes to research,  land and succeed in your internship.                                              

Preparing for Your Internship | Where to Start
What Makes a Good Internship | Internship Success
Create an Internship Proposal
 
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Resources

For more information on workshops and programs, check out the Event Calendar.

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FAQs

Have questions? We have answers! Here are some commonly-asked internship questions and out responses.

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Internship Video Series

Check out this video series about a diverse group of SJSU students in a variety of majors who share their internship experiences.

Why Internships? | Prepare for the Competition
The Search | Tips for Success 
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Student Success Stories

Stories that highlight the diverse strategies that SJSU students have used to achieve success during their internship search.

                                                                                                     

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Tips From Employers

Read wise words from employers who have had successful internship experiences with SJSU students.