Thank you for your interest in Columbus State Community College’s Internship Program. Your participation helps shape the career development of our students and serves as an essential function of Central Ohio and its surrounding areas local workforce development efforts.
Columbus State Community College defines an internship as any short-term, supervised work experience specifically related to the students declared major. The internship should provide the student with ameaningful experiencedirectly related to specific learning outcomes in his/her course of study.
Partnering with Columbus State Community College through internships is an excellent strategy for employers to evaluate new talent, increase productivity, and find future employees. Providing a viable solution the ever-evolving personnel needs of employers, internships create an opportunity for our partners to give back to the community as well as support students as they gain experience, develop skills, make connections, strengthen their resumes, learn about a field, and assess their interest and abilities.
Benefits of Internship to Employers:
- Aid in the professional development of future employees, by enhancing the students perspective of the workforce
- Directly impact an intern’s career goals and educational progress
- An intern can provide you with creative, diverse ideas and fresh perspective
- Strengthen the bond between education and industry
- Give back to the community by providing students with real work experience
- Build relationships with local colleges
- Complete the Company Internship Inquiry From
- Once your organization has completed the inquiry form, you will be contacted by the Internship Coordinator to post your internship opportunity.
- Once the detailed internship job description has been submitted and posted onto our job board you can proceed with normal hiring practices.
- After the position has been offered and accepted by the CSCC student we will have you complete the Internship Agreement and Approval Request form, detailing the internship job duties for the student
Once a Columbus State Community College student is chosen to work with your company/institution as an intern the workplace site supervisor is responsible for the following:
- Sign the Columbus State Community College Internship Agreement
- Develop a work schedule that does not interfere with student’s college coursework
- Provide work duties/assignments/tasks relevant to the student’s learning objectives
- Serve as mentor and advise student, providing the student with a realistic work experience
- Notify Faculty Instructor of any concerns or changes in the student’s employment status
- Complete the Employer Internship Evaluation at the conclusion of the internship
- Discuss the student’s progress with the Faculty Instructor
Many employers have questions about paid and unpaid internships. Student interns are eligible to receive both academic credit and pay for work completed during an internship. The resources below will help you learn more about the legal considerations of unpaid internships.
Employer, it is important that you comply with federal labor laws. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with theUS Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (Internships):
Take a look at the Internship Employer Guide for more information.