What Is An Internship?

Internships vary in many aspects from one situation to another, but they may share the following characteristics:

Internships may be paid, unpaid (sometimes called externships) or partially paid; taken for credit or not; and may occur at NWIC or elsewhere.

  • They provide opportunities for students to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, help to create a network of contacts and prepare students for further studies or employment opportunities.
  • They should represent substantive experiences related to the research and training of BS-NES students.
  • They may be part-time or full-time. Typically, part-time internships take place during the regular academic year while full-time internships are more common during the summer.
  • They are supervised by persons with expertise and experience in the area associated with the internship.

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