Internships provide wonderful opportunities to gain some
practical work experience while refining professional skills
and gaining insight into a particular industry or
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
position. And you may or may not receive academic
credit for one.
is an overview of the goals of pursuing an internship:
Check out our
Internship Guide for more information and advice about the
- To test your career objectives and verify that
your field of interest is a good fit for
- 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
market. An internship will help you make
contacts, get ideas, and learn about more
- To develop important
work-related skills, such as professional communication, technical, and time
- 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
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
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
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
Office of International Education and
click here for a list of international internship and
Internship Web Resources
Vault's Career InsiderVault 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!
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
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
Hard copy versions of The Mid-Atlantic Regional Edition and
The Mid-Western Regional Edition are also available in the
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
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.