Internships exist in a variety of forms: some are paid, some are not; some are supervised and give college credit and some do not. The difference between an internship and other forms of employment is that all internships--no matter what kind--provide career-beginners with a temporary, "test-it-out" career-related experience. Listen to our presentation on the value of internships.
The Center and the Career Directors in our colleges offer all kinds of internships to meet your needs whether you just want some related experience to test a career interest or you want a structured, credit-bearing, departmentally supervised experience through Cooperative Education.
Click the headings in the chart below to learn more about different kinds of internship experiences:
|Cooperative Education||A credit bearing, faculty and counselor supervised work experience which allows students to see the connection between their studies and the world of work.|
|Volunteer Experience||Generated by employers for neither $ nor credit; volunteer opportunites offer a chance to explore careers|
|Employer-offered, career-related internships||A paid, short term work experience providing the employer with skilled workers and giving students a taste of a potential career direction.|
Cooperative Education is a university-wide, credit bearing, work-based learning program that provides students with preparation, counseling, academic projects and the opportunity to reflect on what is learned.
Partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations are created to assist students in exploring the relationship between classroom learning and work-place practices. Since its inception, more than 700 businesses and non-profit organizations have partnered with Montclair State University to advance the education of 14,000 Montclair State alumni.
Full and part-time, paid and unpaid co-op positions are available to students. These positions meet co-op work-learning criteria and are arranged for a minimum of one semester. Screening criteria are determined by the employer working with the Center; those students meeting these criteria are referred for interviews using a web-based interface giving our students and employers 24/7 access. Hiring decisions are made solely by the employer. Interested students must apply at least one semester prior to enrollment in an academic course especially designed to foster reflective thinking and learning from experience.
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