Each year, Fitchburg State students participate in academic internships within a wide variety of settings. Our aim is to provide students with valuable, real-world experiences through meaningful internships. We are dedicated to building high quality partnerships with our internship sites. Here, students will find information to help them identify and prepare for internships. Employers will find information to help them develop internship opportunities within their organizations.
Value of an Internship
Internships can help students to increase their understanding of chosen fields, enhance their academic experiences, and expand their networks. Studies reveal that students with proven job skills and internship-related work experiences are valuable assets to employers. Moreover, research underscores the importance of strong communication and leadership skills, as well as teamwork, to potential employers. All three of these areas, communication, leadership, and teamwork, can be developed during internships.
Interns bring enthusiasm, energy, and fresh perspectives to organizations. Internships can be a cost-effective means of evaluating the performance of potential employees before making a job offer. Most of all, employers receive the satisfaction of helping students progress in their personal and career development.