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​Getting the Experience You Need

Internships are designed to give you practical work experience in your major. The purpose of a structured internship is to try to integrate what you learn in the classroom with the 'real world'. The advantages of doing an internship are:

    • An ideal way of getting experience
    • Helps you to learn about how people interact in the workplace
    • Develop an understanding of the changing workplace
    • Helps you develop contacts which are important for job hunting or applying to graduate or professional school.

Types of Internships

    1. Credit bearing: Some employers require students to obtain credit for the internship. Credit Is granted through your major or minor department. Please check with your academic department to see if they have an internship program, how many hours per credit are required and any other requirement of the department. Students are expected to meet all departmental prerequisites such as minimum number of credits in the subject or grade point average.
    2. Paid Internships
    3. Unpaid Internships

Requirements for Participating in an Internship


  • Submit a copy of your resume for review by the Internship Coordinator. After 3 working days, please pick up the draft of your resume

    For more information on Resumes Click here.

Cover Letter

  • Some employers require students to submit a cover letter with their resumes. If required, please submit a cover letter to the Internship Coordinator. Resumes will not be sent without the required letter.

    For more information on Cover Letters Click here.

Application Form

  • If the employer requires you to complete an application form, please obtain the form from the Internship Coordinator.

Writing Sample

  • Occasionally employers request that a student submit a writing sample  These quality writing samples should be no longer than 3-5 pages in length, and should be error free.

Internship Choices

  • Students in the internship program will register for QC CareerLink after attending the workshop. Students will have the opportunity to apply for internships directly through the system.


  • Employers will contact students directly to schedule an interview. Please dress appropriately for your interview and make sure that you are on time.
    Students are required to notify the Internship Coordinator of where and when they have the interview.

Learning Agreements

  • Internships are designed to be meaningful, structured learning experiences. In order to insure this, students are required to meet with the Internship Coordinator to notify the Office of the placement and to pick up a copy of the 'Learning Agreement' form.
  • This form must be completed by the student, signed by the employer and returned to the Internship Coordinator within the first two weeks of an internship. The Internship Coordinator will review and sign the completed Learning Agreement. The placement will not be formalized until this step is completed. Therefore, it is very important that you complete the form, have your Supervisor sign it, and return it.




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