Career Services

Internships

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. 

Finding an internship:

  1. Fill out an interest form.  This allows the opportunity to apply for $10/hr. Career Readiness Internship Grant.                                                                          
  2. Schedule an appointment with Alyssa Gostonczik, Intern and Employer Relations Coordinator, to get help finding a site.
  3. Determine if you will take the  internship for-credit  or not-for-credit. Talking with your academic/program advisor is highly encouraged. 
  4. Research places to intern using Career Connect/Purple Briefcase.
  5. Prepare a resume. If you've never done one before, check out our resources.
  6. Find a site, report your internship and fill out a Student Learning Outcome form available from Alyssa Gostonczik. Your information will be reviewed and passed on to your academic advisor for approval.
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 the Career Services Internship Coordinator.
For more information about internships:
Alyssa Gostonczik
Career Services, Murphy Center 374