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Career and Counseling Center

Building A, Suite 170

1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE

Marietta, GA   30060

678-915-7391 (office)

678-915-7161 (fax)

 

Office Hours:

8am - 5pm   Mon-Fri

Evening Hours By Appointment

Closed Weekends

Internship Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I apply for an internship?

  2. Where can I find an internship?

  3. What kind of salary can I expect to earn?

  4. Can I do more than one internship while obtaining my Bachelor's degree?

  5. Is it better to do an internship in the summer or should I try to do one in the fall or spring semesters?

  6. What internship is right for me?

  7. What types of internships are available?

  8. Do I need to report an internship that I accept?

1. How do I apply for an Internship?
 
  • Attend a Co-op / Internship Orientation
  • Register in the CAREER LINK jobs database
  • Upload your resume' (may need to attend a Resume Writing skillshop)
  • Complete an Internship Application and Agreement form
  • Read and sign the Internship Application and Agreement form
  • Schedule a Small Group Session and submit an Internship Application and Agreement form
2. Where can I find an Internship?
 

There are a couple of different options for you. 

  • Career Services in the Career and Counseling Center at SPSU has internship listings on CAREER LINK
  • Internships can also be found through newspaper classifieds, corporate web sites, online job sites and through word-of-mouth in classes and at school events.
3. What kind of salary can I expect to earn?
  View the Salary Data link . This will give you an approximate idea of what you can expect to earn while interning.
4. Can I do more than one internship while obtaining my Bachelor's degree?
TOP Yes. The Career and Counseling Center can assist you with finding your first internship. After that, due to the limited number of internships and the fact we want to allow as many students as possible the opportunity, it would be up to the student to find an internship site. As always, the Career and Counseling Center will be available to assist with questions and guidance for the search process.
5. Is it better to do an Internship in the summer or should I try to do one in the fall or spring semesters?
  It depends on your individual needs. There are many companies that offer internship opportunities throughout the year. Many students enjoy focusing on their internship during the summer, while others feel it is best for them to pursue the opportunity during Fall and/or Spring semesters. Once you have made this decision, the Career and Counseling Center can assist you in finding an opportunity that best fits your needs.
6. What Internship is right for me?
  It may be helpful to start with these questions:
  • What is my overall career goal?
  • What skills have I developed?
  • What skills/experience do I need to develop?
  • What career fields do I want to explore?
  • What company/organization do I want to work for?
7. What types of Internship are available?
  There are three types of internships available to students.
  • Formal
    • Student is registered with the Career and Counseling Center
    • Evaluations are submitted at the end by employer and student
    • Positions made available in Career Link for “paid” experiences
  • Informal
    • Student finds on their own
    • No formal records at the University and usually no evaluations submitted
  • Academic
    • Academic credit awarded by academic department
    • Includes learning objectives and evaluations
    • Some positions are posted in Career Link; must check with department
8. Do I need to report an internship that I accept?
TOP

Yes, all students who accept an internship are required to report the acceptance of the position to the Career and Counseling Center. 

This allows the student to:

  • Complete the Internship Assignment form which:
    • Provides a start and end date for the internship
    • Collects the salary information for the position
    • Identifies the Site Supervisor
    • Requires proof of an offer letter or email from the employer to formalize employment
    • Provides a record that the position has been filled
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