- A program where you earn academic credit by working at a job
- The best way to gain work experience when you don't have any
Would you like to explore jobs related to your major? Practice on-the-job knowledge and technical skills? Build your resume with relevant work experience? Then you want to do an internship!
Listen to these stats from national surveys:
- 81% of employers expect students to have done an internship
- 40% of graduates who did internships were hired on full-time at their place of internship
- Employers say they put more weight on experience - particularly internships and student employment - than on academic credentials when evaluating a recent graduate
Who can do an internship?
Any credit student at PCC! We encourage all students to complete at least one internship as part of their program. Better yet: multiple internships!
- Technical degree students
- There is a large possibility your degree or certificate wants you to do an internship. It may be required or optional, either way, it’s a great way to gain experience, make connections and practice what you learned in class.
- University transfer students
- Transferring to a 4 year college? You can earn credit and gain work experience related to your degree.
- International students
- Some international students want the opportunity to get work experience in the United States. If you meet the correct criteria this could be an option for you.
How to set up an internship
Setting up an internship requires a little extra initiative on your part, but don't worry - students just like you do this every term! Here are the 4 steps of becoming an intern:
Talk to specialist
to learn requirements for internships in your program: see intern specialists.
Find job sites
that offer experience related to your career goals. See how to find sites.
Do the work
complete assignments, seminars, and check-ins. See more on grading.
Read more about how to get started »
We have offices at every campus to help with internships! Drop in or call to make an appointment.