What is an internship?

An internship is a career-related learning experience for students looking to develop hands-on work experience in a certain occupational field. It enhances a student’s understanding of their career field while offering a direct learning experience.

Students across all majors are strongly encouraged to gain career experience in their field of interest prior to graduation.

An internship for academic credit is a partnership between students, East Stroudsburg University, and companies or organizations. It is a way for students to connect the classroom learnings to the "world of work."

  • How long do internships last? - Most internships are temporary assignments that last approximately three to six months.
  • nursing studentsWhen do internships typically occur? - Some are full-time positions for a semester, while others are part-time and take place concurrently with a student's class schedule. Internship experiences may also occur over a summer or winter semester break.
  • When do internships typically occur? - Some are full-time positions for a semester, while others are part-time and take place concurrently with a student's class schedule. Internship experiences may also occur over a summer or winter semester break.
  • Do I need to be a junior or a senior to have an internship? - The internship may or may not be for academic credit (this is strictly determined by each academic department – see your advisor). For credit opportunities are generally determined by the current number of credits you have obtained and differ by academic department. All paperwork and approvals must be completed prior to starting the internship. You can complete a non-credit internship at any time, as long as you meet the qualifications as established by the employer partner.
  • Do I need to complete an internship? - Some academic departments require internships while some are optional. Students across all majors are strongly encouraged to gain career experience in their field of interest prior to graduation.
  • Are all internships paid? - Some internships are paid, and some are not.

Students across all majors are strongly encouraged to gain career experience in their field of interest prior to graduation.

An internship for academic credit is a partnership between students, East Stroudsburg University, and companies or organizations. It is a way for students to connect the classroom learnings to the "world of work."

  • How long do internships last? - Most internships are temporary assignments that last approximately three to six months.
  • nursing studentsWhen do internships typically occur? - Some are full-time positions for a semester, while others are part-time and take place concurrently with a student's class schedule. Internship experiences may also occur over a summer or winter semester break.
  • When do internships typically occur? - Some are full-time positions for a semester, while others are part-time and take place concurrently with a student's class schedule. Internship experiences may also occur over a summer or winter semester break.
  • Do I need to be a junior or a senior to have an internship? - The internship may or may not be for academic credit (this is strictly determined by each academic department – see your advisor). For credit opportunities are generally determined by the current number of credits you have obtained and differ by academic department. All paperwork and approvals must be completed prior to starting the internship. You can complete a non-credit internship at any time, as long as you meet the qualifications as established by the employer partner.
  • Do I need to complete an internship? - Some academic departments require internships while some are optional. Students across all majors are strongly encouraged to gain career experience in their field of interest prior to graduation.
  • Are all internships paid? - Some internships are paid, and some are not.

All departmental internship paperwork and approvals must be completed prior to starting the internship. The internship may or may not be for academic credit (this is strictly determined by each academic department – see your department below).

  • Athletic Training

    As an intern, you will gain invaluable knowledge as well as techniques in athletic training domains such as injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

  • Business Management

    Business Management students often go on to become competitive candidates in almost any professional field. With several fields to choose from, deciding on a career path can be challenging. Internships are the best way to figure this out, while gaining hands-on experience.

  • Digital Media Technologies

    Creativity, a robust understanding of digital media, and the ability to design content, are critical skills for this career field. Demonstrating your experience as a volunteer or an intern will add significant value to your ability to land a job in digital media.

  • Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management

    The faculty-supervised HRTM internship provides an opportunity for each student to apply their coursework in a professional industry setting. Internships are available with local, regional and national hospitality organizations.

Contact Us

For further information or assistance, please contact the Career Development Center at (570) 422-3219 or email careerdevelopment@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
University Center, 2nd Floor
Phone:
(570) 422-3219
Fax:
(570) 422-3609 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director Career Development
Name
Christopher Landino
Phone:
(570) 422-7952