In today’s recruiting environment, internships are invaluable. Exploratory internships are offered by the Career Development Center and enable you to
examine a particular career interest by working part-time with an employer
during one academic semester or a full summer. Exploratory Internships emphasize field
experience and are supplemented with regular academic work under the direction
of a Faculty Sponsor of your choice. We
advise you to choose a faculty member who has expertise that correlates with the
selected field of the internship. They
are graded on a pass/fail basis and yield .5 credit. Students may complete up to four Exploratory
Internships during their time at Trinity, for a total of two credits toward the
36 credits required for graduation.
Please note: Some departments and programs may sponsor
one-credit courses with an internship component, allowing you to study a topic
or issue at greater depth. Those placements are considered Academic Internships. In
some circumstances, departments will allow students to pursue an independent
study where the student participates in an internship and completes a rigorous
academic component with the guidance and supervision of a Faculty Sponsor.
Those placements are also considered Academic Internships and earn one credit. Students
should consult individual departments or faculty members for information about
one-credit courses with internships and independent study options.
Because internships are so valuable, we offer more than 200 established placements and others can be arranged in virtually any professional area, including the arts, business and finance, government, engineering, health and social services, law, media and education. See the list of more than 200 opportunities.
We can also help you obtain internships that are not for credit, but that provide similarly valuable learning and career experiences. Internships offer a number of career planning benefits, including building a network of contacts, securing references for future jobs, and developing job search skills such as résumé writing and interviewing.
For more information about academic internships, contact the Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 297-2080.