The Internship Program at Dominican University of California allows students to apply classroom theory related to their major in the workplace.
“I’ve gained a lot of skills working as an intern for KQED. I’ve learned how to research and craft a relevant story, how to produce a show, how to write content for a web site, and how to communicate assertively and confidently with well-known, successful people. ”
An internship integrates your academic and career interests with hands-on work experience. It is a for-academic credit program whereby you can enhance and apply classroom learning in a work setting related to your major.
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Students benefit the most from an internship when they participate after gaining knowledge within their field of study. Internships can be done during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. You should discuss your internship potential with your academic advisor. Allow at least one semester to plan your internship.
For each unit of credit you have to intern for a minimum of 45 hours.
**You must be registered for internship credit before beginning your internship hours.
Evaluate potential internship opportunities: Will it give you hands-on experience in you major? Will it enhance your skills and further your career goals? Is it 70% project or process oriented? Are clerical tasks 20% or less? Will you receive supervision?
"The opportunity to work with students, as I learned what it takes to operate a non-profit, was a priceless experiences that has even changed my personal goals and outlook on life."
Crystal Shaw, International Management major, Making Waves Education Program
Interning gave me the opportunity to not only apply the concepts that I learned in the classroom, but also gain knowledge from the workplace and Ghilotti Bros. Inc. was a great place to learn exactly how a successful business operates.
Ben Whiteman, Business Administration major, Environmental Resource group
"The internship gave me exposure to many laboratory techniques and helped me understand why people do research. Overall, this was a very educational program."
Rocky Chavez, Biology major, Biology Lab, University of Texas