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What is an Internship?

What is an Internship at Lasell University?

An internship is on-the-job work experience that is either related to your passions, career interests or current field of study.  It’s a great way to advance your career through networking and gaining knowledge about a specific work environment.

An internship at Lasell University is directly related to our Connected-Learning philosophy.  The classroom is the foundation for your internship, giving you the opportunity to practice what you have learned.  Interns experience problem solving, collaboration and teamwork in real-life settings.  Interns gain confidence, connections and experience to further their career goals.

Lasell Internship facts:

·        All students complete at least one internship for credit.

·        Many students choose additional internships depending on their interests and passions.

·        Some majors require more than one credit-based internship.

·        Most internships are completed in the junior or senior year.

·        All students have a Handshake account.  First year students are encouraged to complete their profiles.

·        Students are encouraged to connect to Lasell University’s career network, Handshake, to search 100’s of active internship postings

·        Your Internship Coordinator is here to help you in your internship search.

·        Programs throughout the school year are planned to add to your knowledge:

o   First Year Seminar

o   Fall Career Readiness Symposium

o   Sophomore Connection

o   Alumni Panels

o   Business Day

o   SoCo Day

o   Internship and Career Fairs

o   On-Campus and virtual interviews with employers

Finding an internship is similar to finding a job: it takes time.  To start your search begin talking to your Faculty Advisor, Internship Coordinator, or the Career Advisors in the Career Development Center. If you are not sure what internship would interest you, begin with finding out about yourself through Career Tests, which your Career Counselor can provide.