FAQ

What is an internship? An internship provides students a meaningful business experience, an opportunity to build their resume and benefits the professionals to whom they are assigned.  

Highlights

  • May be paid or unpaid

  • Typically one semester in length

  • May be for class credit

  • Available year-round

Who do I contact if I am interested in finding out more information about the possibility of an internship?

Contact Mrs. Larriviere, Internship Coordinator, Division of Business, to inform her of your potential opportunity or of your interest in seeking internship approval. (via email: nlarriviere@shc.edu or Yenni 315)

How do I prepare for the internship search?

  • Develop your resume, cover letter (if needed, geared towards an internship position), and secure references.

  • Our Business Communications Course (BUS 210) will get you ready to enter the internship and job market.

  • You may meet or communicate via email with Mrs. Larriviere (nlarriviere@shc.edu) for resume review and interview coaching.

How do I find an internship opportunity?

This can be done in a variety of ways:

  • Check Handshake to explore career options, find jobs and internships and connect with employers.  Search Indeed.com, Internships.com, LinkedIn or other online job search engines for internships.  Follow their directions for applying.

  • Attend on campus Career Services events.

  • Network!  Ask family, friends, professors, advisors, and co-workers if they know of any internship opportunities.

  • Make a personal visit to the organization to ask if there are any internship openings.  Do this with a resume “in hand.”

  • Identify 3 organizations where you would like to complete an internship. Check the website or contact the organization directly.

What do I do when I find an internship?

First, determine if the course credits fit in your degree plan. If you are not sure check with your Advisor.

For Academic Credit

Provide a job description from the organization to Mrs. Larriviere the Internship Coordinator via email. She will then communicate with the Division Chair to clear you for this course. An Internship/Job Description is a list that includes the job title, general tasks, duties and responsibilities of the position. It may also include the necessary qualifications for the position.

Register for the course BUS496. This can be done during preregistration and/or during add/drop week. The course is completed via Canvas. At the start of the term, log on to your Canvas account to begin the course.