What is one of the best ways to break into your chosen career field? An internship — a culminating experience at a work site with a qualified professional mentor.
Appalachian State University emphasizes experiential learning as a core component of classroom-based learning. The skills students gain in an applied learning experience with an employer prepare them for success when they land their first job out of college or are accepted into graduate school.
Below are a few examples of how App State students have found, applied for and succeeded in their internships.
Find an internship
App State’s Career Development Center offers the information you need to get started.
Campus career events
From internship fairs to resume clinics, career boot camps and more, App State hosts a variety of events to make you career ready.
Internship is a cross-disciplinary term for a culminating experience in your field with a qualified professional mentor. Some academic disciplines use other terms:
Often associated with social work and other helping professions
Typically associated with the medical professions
Reserved for teacher preparation
A cross-disciplinary term for a mini-internship or pre-internship that may rely more on observation than performance