Career Services

Internships

Internship experiences are an essential component of your education.  An internship provides you with a chance to learn new skills, network with professionals in your field, apply coursework to a real-world work situation, and explore career options. While many factors impact success in the job search, internship experience will typically make you a more competitive candidate. 

Finding an internship:

Students are responsible for locating and securing an internship placement.  It is never too early to start preparing and searching.  The entire process can be time-consuming.  

  1. Fill out an interest form.  This allows the opportunity to apply for $10/hr. Career Readiness Internship Grant.
  2. Read the Internship FAQs
  3. Schedule an appointment with Alyssa Gostonczik, Intern and Employer Relations Coordinator, to get help finding a site.
  4. Determine if you will take the internship for-credit  or not-for-credit. Talking with your academic/program advisor is highly encouraged. 
  5. Research places to intern using Career Connect/Purple Briefcase, company websites, LinkedIn, local career fairs, Indeed, and asking faculty.
  6. Prepare a resume. If you've never done one before, check out our resources. Make an appointment to have your resume reviewed with Career Services.
  7. Prepare to interview using the tips on our website, scheduling a mock interview appointment with career services or by attending Speed Mock Interviewing each semester. 
  8. Find a site, report your internship and fill out a Student Learning Outcome form available from Alyssa Gostonczik. Your information will be reviewed and passed on to your academic advisor for approval.

Internship Information for Employers

Internships in Washington, D.C.  
Viterbo University has a partnership with The Washington Center (TWC), an independent, nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that provides challenging opportunities for students to work and learn for academic credit.  Viterbo students who apply and are accepted into The Washington Center Internship Program can register for 12 credits of internship in one semester at Viterbo (which will cover the program fees) and utilize any financial aid benefits to cover the housing fees.   TWC will find a semester-long professional internship in the Washington, D.C. area to match your interests.  In addition, you will also take an academic course and participate in their LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Achievement & Development) Colloquium. For more information, visit http://www.twc.edu/  and make an appointment with the Career Services Internship Coordinator.
For more information about internships:
Alyssa Gostonczik
Career Services, Murphy Center 374