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Internships provide wonderful opportunities to gain some practical work experience while refining professional skills and gaining insight into a particular industry or organization.

Benefits of an Internship

An internship is a short-term intentional work experience in a field of potential interest to you.  It may be or may not be a paid position.  And you may or may not receive academic credit for one.

Here is an overview of the goals of pursuing an internship:
  • To test your career objectives and verify that your field of interest is a good fit for you!
  • To set yourself apart. Many employers want to hire people who have experience and can step into the job and be productive right from the start.
  • To gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. An internship will help you make contacts, get ideas, and learn about more about your field.
  • To develop important work-related skills, such as professional communication, technical, and time management skills.
  • To network with individuals in your field. Gain valuable information from more seasoned professionals in your field of interest.
  • To apply theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to a real-world setting. The reverse is also true. During your internship or when you return to the classroom after your internship, you will better understand the many nuances of your field that relate to the theories you study.
  • To assist you in your transition from school to work. An internship can expose you to the human factors inherent in any workplace.
  • To ultimately help you get the job of your dreams by giving you a "foot in the door".  In many cases, an internship can lead to a full-time job offer.
Check out our Internship Guide for more information and advice about the internship search.

Be sure to also review our internship online resources section of the website to assist you in identifying opportunities.

If you're looking for an international opportunity, connect with the Office of International Education and click here for a list of international internship and volunteer opportunities.

Internship Web Resources

Vault's Career Insider

Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help!

*Be sure to check out Vault's Top Internships Guide online!

To access this resource: A direct link to this site can be found on our myGCC 'Career Services' tab. You will create your own account using your gcc email address and use that information for future entry into the system.


Internships listed in the following areas:

• Internships in International Affairs
• The Women’s Rights Internship Book
• The Human Rights Internship Book
• The Sports Internship Book
• The History Internship Book
• The Resort Internship and Seasonal Employment Guide
• The Big Green Internship Book
• Washington Internships in Law and Policy
• The Congressional Internship Book
• The Media Internship Book
• Internships with America’s Top Companies
• Internships with America’s Advertising Agencies
• For the Common Good: Internships with Social and Community Service Agencies

Hard copy versions of The Mid-Atlantic Regional Edition and The Mid-Western Regional Edition are also available in the CSO Library.

To access this resource: Login information (username and password) is required and can be found on the 'Career Services' tab of myGCC.

This database is the largest in the world focused solely on internships (approx. 9,000 listings, 7,200 organizations/companies). It contains internships from companies large and small, local and international, and exposes students to opportunities they wouldn't find anywhere else. This site allows students to maintain an internship account to track applications and, ultimately, their internship projects once they are employed. Furthermore, they have a newsletter, InternDigest, that contains relevant and timely work-trend information to assist students in gaining a better grasp of the world of work.

To access this resource: Instructions on how to log into the system can be found on the 'Career Services' tab of myGCC.  *Please note: This resource is also available through CareerBeam.

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Maintained By: Mandy Sposato | Last Updated: June 2012