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Students Seeking Internships

An internship is a hired introductory position for a defined period. They can be paid or unpaid, as the main purpose is for the intern to gain experience. You typically apply for an internship during undergraduate or graduate studies in your chosen field and then work for a company for one or more months, either full-time or part-time. You might work as an intern over a summer or during a semester or quarter with your classes, all of which are opportunities provided by the LEADS Internship Program. Some internships, like those offered through the LEADS Internship Program, allow you to receive college credit upon completion.

Internships, especially those available within the LEADS Internship Program, can help you gain valuable work experience, fulfill college requirements (for certain degree programs), and give you material to add to your resume. They can introduce you to many aspects of full-time employment while allowing you to explore your interests and form your personal career goals.

The Jefferson LEADS Internship Program plays a pivotal role in providing students with practical experiences that enhance their academic learning and career readiness. The program also offers an opportunity for students to apply for an Internship Scholarship.  Motivations for scholarships include providing stipends for childcare expenses, wage compensation if internship is unpaid, stipend for transportation costs, and tuition reimbursement for summer 3-credit classes.


Benefits of Internships

  1. Job or research experience
  2. Access to a variety of different tasks and departments
  3. Mentorship
  4. Guidance for occupational goals
  5. Professional networking
  6. Resume building
  7. Secure references and recommendations
  8. May lead to full time employment
  9. Build confidence within career field
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A paid internship involving a unique living, learning, and earning experience at Disney World in Florida.

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Jefferson is excited to highlight an opportunity for you to take part in flexible, professional, paid work experiences through Micro-Internships. If you are looking for opportunities to demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and expand your network, but don’t have time for a traditional internship, these project-centered experiences are perfect for you - most can be completed remotely, typically involve 10 to 40 hours of work, and are deadline-driven as opposed to set during specific hours. Watch this video to learn more. Set up your profile through Parker Dewey and start applying today!