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Why Participate in an Internship Opportunity?

Nationally, nearly 70% of companies with 100 or more employees offered full-time jobs to their interns last year! Internships have become the “new interview” in the job search process for both students and employers.

An internship offers a student the opportunity to get a foot in the door with a company, and provides employers with the potential talent to help them grow their business.

Ready to begin? Review the Student Manual for program requirements, eligibility, and insight.

Contact the COB Internship Office at [email protected] for resources to help you achieve a successful internship experience!

Meet the Interns

Read about Claire Wolfe's Internship at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland

Read about Darci Napolillo's Internship at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Read about Meghan Whitney's Internship at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford, Michigan

Read about RaeAnn Johnson's Internship at Salon Blu & Day Spa in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Read about Wayne Bersano's Internship at the Detroit Marriott in Detroit, Michigan

Read More Internship Testimonials

Resources For Students

For Internship Host Sites

Performance Evaluation Forms

Mid-Term Evaluation Forms

Final Evaluation Forms

Join Handshake

Handshake is the new university recruiting platform that allows students and alumni to request services, view resources, explore careers, learn about career events, view employment postings, apply for jobs, and schedule interviews. Students and alumni will find Handshake in MyFSU on their dashboard.

Handshake allows employers to post full-time and part-time positions, internships, and experiential learning opportunities. Employers can view and use a chat feature to directly connect with students and alumni with profiles. Employers utilize this system to register for Career Fairs and events, request on campus visits and interviews, and pre-schedule interviews with students.

Employers will find a link to Handshake on the CLACS Career Center webpage, or at

BeneFits of an Internship for Students

  • Enhances classroom learning by integrating academic curriculum and real-world work experience.
  • Internship programs enable students to apply classroom theory to actual work situations.
    Confirms or redirects career decision-making through on-the-job experience in a chosen field.
  • Internship programs allow students to test out their interests and develop their long-range career plans, and provide a basis to select elective course work which integrates their studies and career goals.
  • Internship programs enhance the graduate’s marketability by providing on-the-job training.
  • Students enrolled in internship programs show increased academic performance (higher G.P.A., fewer failed courses), and a 20% greater graduation rate.
  • Encourages completion of college for all students-from top performers to traditionally non-college bound students by linking school to work and by providing access to internship earnings.
  • Enhances affordability of college through employer-paid wages. This is a means of financial assistance that is available to all students, regardless of family income levels or other financial aid arrangements.
  • Internship programs develop students’ overall maturity by strengthening resourcefulness, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, self-discipline and sense of responsibility.
  • Students develop human relations skills through interaction in career settings.
  • Improves job opportunities after graduation by giving students valuable work experience and contact with potential future employers.
  • Provides a better understanding of what is expected if one is to succeed in the workplace.
  • Internships can provide broader, more meaningful work experience than is often available to an off-the-street hire.
  • Teaches valuable job-search skills such as career assessment, resume writing and interviewing techniques.

Internship Benefits for Providers

  • The cost of recruiting internship students averages sixteen times less than recruiting recent college graduates.
  • Almost 50 percent of internship students accept permanent positions with their internship employers. The retention of college graduates after 5 years of employment is 30% greater for internship graduates.
  • Typically, students on internship receive lower salaries and fewer fringe benefits than permanent employees.
  • Total wages average less for internship students. In addition, employers are not required to pay unemployment compensation taxes on wages of internship students if they are enrolled in a qualified program.
  • The percentage of minority group members hired is twice as high among internship students as among recent college graduates, thus assisting internship employers in meeting EEO objectives.
  • Internship programs provide an opportunity to evaluate employees prior to a decision regarding full-time employment.
  • The internship graduate’s work performance is superior to that of a college graduate without internship. Students are more flexible and easily adapt to a professional environment.
  • Regular staff members are freed up from more basic aspects of their jobs to focus on more demanding and profitable assignments.
  • Internship programs supply students who have new ideas and fresh approaches. Internship students bring state-of-the-art technical knowledge to their work assignments.
  • Internship graduates are promoted sooner (and further) than other graduates.
  • Internship programs build positive relationships between businesses and schools.