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In today’s job market, employers expect applicants to have real-world experience. For students, internships are a way to test-drive a career or employer. Plus, an internship may turn into employment.

Benefits for Students

  • Gain practical work experience, confidence and employability skills.
  • Become more marketable and familiar with the world of work.
  • Earn course credit - some degree programs integrate an internship as a requirement for graduation. Contact your program lead instructor for more information.
  • Network with experienced professionals in the industry.
  • Opportunity to collaborate, gain professional references and obtain potential job leads.

An employer works with a student intern at a computer

Student Responsibilities

  • Respect the organization’s reporting structure and follow the policies and procedures of the employer.
  • Complete required paperwork including evaluation forms and journals. Requirements may vary by programs.
  • Represent NWTC by acting in an ethical manner when on and off-campus.
  • Collaborate with your lead instructor and employer to develop a plan.

Student worker shakes hands with an employer

Internship Checklist

  1. As soon as possible, communicate with your program’s instructors/advisors to create your internship timeline.
  2. Create/review resume and cover letter.  Email it to for a resume review.
  3. Register on Handshake to begin searching for open internship positions.
  4. Contact Career Services for assistance with your search for an internship.
  5. Visit the Career Closet to obtain professional clothing for your interview.
  6. Participate in a mock interview with a career advisor.
  7. Secure your internship and continue to grow and advance your career!