Internships are the most popular way to obtain career-related experience. Most students seek summer internships, though some intern during the semester. Most students graduate with 1-2 internships. This provides additional time to add study abroad, volunteer/service, summer school, and other valuable opportunities for personal and professional development.
- When should I begin my search?
Begin early in the fall and continue through late spring.
- Can first year students find internships?
Yes, though realize that some employers may require sophomore or junior status.
- Where are internships posted?
Internships are posted in ePACK, the UCC's on-line system.
- Are internships paid?
All technical internships are paid. Most non-technical internships are paid.
- Should I accept an unpaid internship?
Yes, they bring the same value to your career development and resume.
(If unaffordable, accept it part-time and supplement with paid part-time work.)
- Can I receive credit for an internship?
Most departments @ NC State do not offer credit. Check with yours to be sure.
- Is research experience considered an internship?
Yes, research with faculty is considered career-related experience.
It's a great choice if you're considering graduate school.
- Can I intern during the semester?
Many employers offer part-time internships that work well with your school schedule.
A few employers offer full-time semester internships.
- Can an internship lead to a full-time job?
Yes, it is the most popular hiring trend of employers.
- What is co-op and how is it different?
Co-op is an additional way to gain career-related experience. Pay a fee to maintain student status.
Tradtional co-op: 3 alternating semesters.
Semester co-op: 1 semester part-time.
- Is there a fee to use the UCC?
No, there is never a fee to use our services.