Do you want to gain valuable work experience? What better way to do that than through
obtaining an internship? Internships allow you to work for an employer in a field
related to your career choice and aspirations to earn college credits at the same
Columbus State Community College defines an internship as:
Any mentored, work-based learning experience with an educational focus that allows
students opportunities to incorporate theoretical concepts into practical work experiences
under the guidance of experienced professionals.
A work based experiential learning specifically related to students declared major,
for which the student earns academic credit.
The internship should provide the student with a meaningful experience directly related
to their course of study.
Internships are the connection between real-life experience, classroom application
and skills development in a professional setting. Work-based experiential learning
affords students networking opportunities in professional fields and allows employers
the opportunity to view the next wave of talent entering the job market.
Many of the degree programs at Columbus State Community College require students to
complete an internship. Students participate in an internship for one semester during
their second year of study and they can earn college credit for their internship.
Additionally, while many internships are paid or include some other form of compensation,
some internships are unpaid.