Recruit a LaGrange College Intern
Internships are an opportunity to get many small, not-urgent projects done. Every
company has plenty of them to undertake; however, there is sometimes neither enough
time nor human resources. Internships may provide an excellent opportunity for
students to provide considerable help. Companies benefit from the educational background
and analytical skills of students while students test the waters in a variety of
career fields and gain "real-life" experience, thus providing a way to decide on
or opt out of a certain vocation.
Why is it important for students?
It is an opportunity for students to apply their classroom knowledge in a real
work setting and earn credits toward their degree. Students can be enrolled in
any department; the direction of which is determined by the type of credits the
student needs and/or the type of work the student is doing.
How does a student earn credit?
To earn academic credit, a student must demonstrate new learning. This is done
by establishing learning outcomes – one for each credit hour attempted. Learning
outcomes are approved and monitored by Career Development Center personnel and
internship site supervisors, with frequent input from academic advisors. Additionally,
a student must work 40 hours for every credit hour attempted, which is documented
on a signed weekly journal/internship log.
Paid or Unpaid?
Sites decide this depending on their policies and on the amount of work.
Some sites pay hourly, while others for travel expenses or a stipend at the end
of the internship. Some do not pay since it is for course credit. Every
prospective intern is reminded that the "pay-off" is not reflected in the compensation
but in the valuable experience gained by working in a professional environment.
We look forward to working with you.
Thank you for your support.
Diana Celorio Goldwire
Career Development Center