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Internships

An internship is a structured educational experience where a student applies concepts learned in the classroom to the realities of the world of work. The primary purpose of an internship is to provide an educationally-sound platform for the development of the student's human, social, and workplace skills through a field-based activity. Interns receive practical training and develop skills in a variety of settings through cooperatively arranged experiences.

Interns work in substantive, pre-professional positions which support their academic and career goals. Students are given responsibilities in their position and work as "Professional trainees." An internship should promote critical thinking, inquiry, observation, and application of classroom theory.

Juniata has two types of internships: credit and transcript notation non-credit. Credit internships usually occur during the academic year and are sponsored by individual faculty members who assign academic work related to the internship experience.

Transcript notation non-credit internships usually occur during the summer and are managed by the Director of Career Services/Internships who oversees the internship experience and evaluation procedures. The primary distinction between credit and transcript notation internships is the degree to which students are required to reflect on their experiences. This is recognized in the differences in academic requirements, the degree of college supervision, the investment of college resources, and the student's payment for and receipt of credit.

Benefits to Employers

How to Participate

Every effort is made to match student qualifications with your requirements and to refer appropriate candidates to you. However, since placement is based on student interest and the number of applicants from each academic department, there is no guarantee that a student will be placed with your organization. The information you submit will be kept on file and remain available to students for future consideration.

Your Organization's Role

In order to provide the most beneficial experience for the student and the employer, the organization should:

Your Role as a Supervisor