An internship is a partnership between individual students, Gettysburg College, and companies or organizations where short-term work/learning experiences are offered to students. It is a way for students to connect the learning from their classrooms to the professional workplace.
- Can be paid or unpaid
- Can take place during the course of the academic semester or over the summer
- Can be registered as Not for Credit or for Credit (minimum of 160 hours = 1 course credit, 80 hours = ½ credit, or 40 hours = ¼ credit). *See the Registering an Internship tab for more details on both types of internships.
- May be related to a career interest or part of the student's academic curriculum
- Promote career, academic, and/or personal development
Need help to start searching for an internship? Have questions about getting credit for your internship? Set up an appointment to work with one of our career counselors by logging into your Handshake account!