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. 

The process for getting an internship (for-credit/not-for-credit):

  1. Fill out an interest form.  This allows the opportunity to apply for Career Readiness Internship Grant funding.                                                                           
  2. Schedule an appointment with Alyssa Gostonczik, Intern and Employer Relations Coordinator, to get help finding a site.
  3. Research places to intern.
  4. Prepare a resume to bring to your first appointment.  If you've never done one before, check out our resources.
  5. Find a site and report your internship. Your information will be reviewed and passed on to your academic advisor for approval.                                             
  6. Receive instructions on your next steps, which is dependent on if you're taking the internship for-credit or not-for-credit, and if you are participating in the Career Ready Internship Grant.
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