What is an Internship?
An internship provides an opportunity for college students to obtain hands-on work experience in a professional business environment. Students learn more about a particular field and increase their understanding of the business they are working in.
Internships prepare Trinity students for careers through academic training and work experience in a chosen field and allows a student to:
- Apply theory to practice
- Try out a career choice before committing to it
- Develop skills and confidence in their abilities
- Gain valuable skills sought after by employers
- Begin the process of career networking and obtaining employment contacts
Why Should I Hire an Intern?
Hiring an intern provides the employer with an opportunity to make an impact in their community. Not only will the employer assist a college student in expanding their work experiences, but also the college student will assist the employer in completing essential tasks. Internships can be paid or non-paid positions. Most students receive college credit for an internship.
An intern’s responsibilities vary based on the needs of the employer, but should be relevant to student’s course of study. For example, a student interning in a law firm may not be completing legal research or litigation. However, their experiences in assisting members of the firm with projects, attending court sessions, and providing administrative support will increase their understanding of the operation of a law firm.
Internships for Credit or Non-credit
Please contact the Office of Career Services for more information on the process for credit and non- credit internship opportunities.
Interested in posting your internship opportunity?
Internships opportunities can be posted for FREE to our job and internship database, Handshake. Log in and follow the prompts to post a positions for Trinity students and alumnae/i.