Internship experiences are an essential component of your education. An internship provides you with a chance to learn new skills, network with professionals in your field, apply coursework to a real-world work situation, and explore career options. While many factors impact success in the job search, internship experience will typically make you a more competitive candidate.
Career-Ready Internship Grant now pays $10 an hour!
Juniors and Seniors with financial need and an unpaid internship may be eligible for $10 per hour funding through the Career Ready Internship Grant. For details about the grant and the application process, click here.
The process for doing an internship (either for-credit or not-for-credit) is as follows:
- Fill out an interest form. This lets us know your interests and what services you need, and also allows the opportunity to apply for Career Ready Internship Grant funding.
- If you're still looking for a placement, prepare a resume to bring to your first appointment. If you've never done one before, don't worry; it's a piece o' cake. Check out our resources and give it your best shot. We will help revise.
- To get help finding a site, schedule an appointment with a Career Services staff member. To schedule an appointment, use our "Book Now" system to schedule online.
- For ideas on places to intern, check here.
- Once you have found a placement, you need to report your Internship. Your information will be reviewed and passed on to your academic advisor for approval.
- After approval, you will receive instructions on your next steps which is dependent on if you're taking it for-credit or not-for-credit, and if you are participating in the Career Ready Internship Grant.
Want more information?
- Internship FAQs
- Finding an Internship
- Internship Hour Requirements
- Student Learning Outcomes by Major
Nursing internships are not taken for credit and are not facilitated through the career services office. Nursing students can, however, participate in a for-credit internship experience in areas outside of nursing (for example, in your minor field of study).Junior nursing students looking for a nursing internship should plan on attending the Nursing Career Fair held every year in early November. A number of regional facilities hosting nursing internships attend that event to share information about their internship opportunities and application procedures.
Internships in Washington, D.C.
Viterbo University has a partnership with The Washington Center (TWC), an independent, nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that provides challenging opportunities for students to work and learn for academic credit. Viterbo students who apply and are accepted into The Washington Center Internship Program can register for 12 credits of internship in one semester at Viterbo (which will cover the program fees) and utilize any financial aid benefits to cover the housing fees. TWC will find a semester-long professional internship in the Washington, D.C. area to match your interests. In addition, you will also take an academic course and participate in their LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Achievement & Development) Colloquium.
For more information, visit http://www.twc.edu/ and make an appointment with a Career Services staff member.