Why Intern?

Career Development Office
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
Phone: (716) 673-3327
Fax: (716) 673-3593

Office Hours:
Academic Year
8:30 am - 5:00 pm, M-F
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, M-F

Internship Program

Why Intern? | Getting Started | Getting Credit | Search for Internships

Why intern?

Some academic departments require their students to participate in an internship. If your department does not require an internship, you should still consider one. Here are just a few ways an internship can help you:

  • Explore career options related to your interest, values, skills, and personality
  • Gain professional skills and self-confidence
  • Gather insight into a particular industry or organizational culture
  • Develop related work experience and apply classroom learning
  • Establish connections and build a network of contacts

Quick Stats...

  • 42% of employers offer higher starting salaries to new college graduates who have interned.
  • On average, more than 50% of students were offered a full-time job after completing their internship.
  • 2/3 of employers of college grads said they paid those who had internship experience about 9% more than those that did not intern.

Page modified 11/26/14