HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AN INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE?
Resume writing, interviewing techniques workshops, and individual counseling sessions are conducted regularly to assist you in properly preparing for the internship experience. You are also strongly urged to meet with a career counselor at our office to discuss your internship and academic goals.
Another excellent way to prepare for an internship as well as the workforce is the one credit World of Work course, which is offered by the office. You can take the World of Work either before or concurrently with your internship assignment. The course is designed to enrich the internship experience and is offered in both the fall and the spring.
CAN I DEVELOP MY OWN INTERNSHIP?
The office offers internship opportunities in a wide range of fields. If you wish to develop your own internship, however, the office will assist you. If you have any question s you can contact the office and make an appointment to speak with the Internship Coordinator
WHEN SHOULD I START AN INTERNSHIP?
Get started early!
Internships are valuable experiences for all students because of the exposure that they get to the world of work. Students may intern many times throughout their academic career. The Office of Career Development and Internships recommends that student begin interning once they have declared a major and continue to intern throughout their time at Queens. Although many departments do not offer academic credit for internships early in students’ academic career, students can gain valuable experience by interning for a salary or not for credit. Interning early on may help students solidify a major choice or make important changes in their academic plans. Furthermore, many internship experiences build students’ resumes and assist them in transitioning into their first professional job after graduation.
The total process of planning an internship can take several weeks or several months. Planning ahead is important. Follow the time line below when planning your internships.