What is an internship?
Simply put, an internship is a structured opportunity for you to learn, grow, and contribute in a professional setting. There are many variations of internships: They might be paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, taken for credit or no credit. They could be local, national, or abroad. They might be called field work, community service, volunteer work, or internships. Regardless of these variations, what makes an internship an internship are these common features.
An internship should not be:
Why employers like to work with interns:
If you are unsure of where to begin or what to look for:
When searching for existing internships:
It is best to use a variety of resources and search strategies.
How to apply for an internship:
Applying for internships is a necessary step when pursuing advertised positions. This usually involves a student submitting a resume and cover letter to the employer. Application materials may vary, though, so pay attention to instructions mentioned on the employment website or in the internship announcement.
Ensuring a Successful Internship Experience:
Completing Your Internship:
The COB Career Center has placed students in internships in the following companies:50/50 Music GroupA Wireless VerizonAcme UnitedAmerican Red CrossAramarkAXA AdvisorsBANGS ShoesBradford Creek Golf CourseBridgeston Americas Tire OperationsButterball, LLCCampshi S. Dedhiya, CPACharlotte HornetsCharlotte Stone CrabsCity Electric SupplyCliff Drysale ManagementDisney Worldwide Services, Inc.Dixon, Hughes, Goodman LLPEarth & Turf Landscaping, LLCEnvironmental Holdings Group, LLCErnst & Young, LLPExcel Sports ManagementExtravaganza Events and PropsExtreme NetworksFirst Citizens BankFluentFresh Enterprises of NC LLCGeneral Industries/SBTDCGO-Science (Eastern NC Regional Science Center, Inc)Grant Thornton, LLPHam ProduceHughes Pittman & Gupton, LLPInbound Transport, LLCJohn's Moving &StorageJohnson and Johnson InsuranceKPMG LLPLazar IndustriesLedger Logic LLCLegacy Series LLCLouisburg TractorMadison Square Garden Corp.McGladrey LLPMorton & AssociatesMultiple CompaniesNash Health CareNorthwestern MutualONLINE Information ServicesPage & Smith, CPAPhiladunkia.comPinkney MarketingPremier Medical Laboratory ServicesPronamic IndustriesPSP Image ConsultingSBTDCSea World of FloridaSentry InsuranceSitterson &Company, PASpecial Metals WeldingSports Endeavors, Inc.Stache MediaSTAR (Support Team for Active Recreation)Strickland Insurance GroupThe Around Campus GroupThe Dalton AgencyThe Hammock SourceThe Museum Store/Festival ParkThe TextchangeThe Virtual Computing EnvironmentThomas, Judy and TuckerTom Robinson, CPATriangle Aquatic CenterTri-County Industries, IncTRIO: Educational Opportunity CenterUnited States Attorney's OfficeVector MarketingVidant Medical CenterVoith PaperWells FargoWilmington Sharks Baseball