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Gain experience in your field and college credits! Internships are the first step to the career you have been dreaming of.

What is an Internship?

An internship is a partnership between individual students, NIACC, and area businesses. Internships are an ideal way for students to connect their classroom learning to the actual work world.

Internship Benefits

  • Earning college credit while working
  • Possibly earning money
  • Increasing employment skills
  • Gaining exposure to real-world problems and issues
  • Evaluating specific career paths
  • Networking that could lead to permanent employment

Where to Find Internships

Internship opportunities are everywhere! Students are encouraged to seek out internship opportunities in a variety of ways. Some of the most effective search methods include: newspaper classified ads, internet, etc. If a student has a specific company in mind, they are encouraged to contact the company to see if they have an internship program and if they do not, would they be interested in starting one?

NIACC will provide assistance in locating possible internship sites; however, securing the internship is ultimately the student’s responsibility.

Types of Internships Offered at NIACC

Required Internships

Many NIACC career programs require internship experiences as a part of their program requirements. If you are enrolled in or plan to enroll in a career program, please contact the program leader for internship information.

Business Internship Program

A business internship is a great opportunity for students to increase their employment skills and learning power, earn college credit, and make key industry contacts that could possibly lead to permanent employment. Learn more.
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Cooperative Education Internship Program

This program enables students to gain practical work experience directly related to their academic major or will help them test out a career interest and discover new career possibilities. Learn more…