An internship is a 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. Internships are the intersection of the knowledge base and theory acquired in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. They afford students networking opportunities in professional fields they are considering for careers and allow employers to gain a glimpse of talent entering the job market.
Many of the degree programs at Columbus State Community College require internship completion. Students participate in an internship for one semester during their second year of study and course credits are offered for completed internship experiences. Additionally, while many internships are paid or include some other form of compensation, there are instances in which some are not.
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Apply for an internship
Students seeking to participate in the internship program must initiate the process by completing an inquiry form. To complete an inquiry form, please click the link below.
For a more detailed overview of the internship application process, please see the Student Internship Process page. Internship opportunities can be found on the Internship Job Board. For assistance with resume development, you can contact Career Services.
The Columbus State Internship Program is an excellent way to develop relationships with the workforce, find future employees, be involved in the growth of the community and obtain a temporary employee for your company.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2017 Internship and Co-op Report, over half of interns are converted to full-time employees. Additionally, more than one-third of employers reported higher retention among those converted from intern to employee within the first year of hire, and nearly half said former interns had higher retention five years after hire.
Recruit an Intern: Please submit your internship opportunity using the Internship Submission Form.
Get more details by following our Employer Internship Process.