Chatham University Career Development

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Career Development

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Internship Program

Why do students need internship experience?

In today's competitive job market, the key is not only to obtain a college degree, but to also gain experience. An internship experience is a crucial element for students to advance themselves in the professional world after college.

What's in it for your student?

  • Strengthen a resume
  • Develop functional skills
  • Network with professionals
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Decide what's a good fit

The Chatham University Internship Program allows students to acquire hands-on work experience related to their academic studies and career plans.

Each student undertaking an internship does so through Career Development with the supervision of a faculty member. Students receive individual guidance in selecting and applying for the experience, setting learning objectives, registering for credit, and evaluating the experience. The evaluation process includes students' and site supervisors' evaluations as well as reflection activities.

Internships may be paid or unpaid and may be completed year-round. Students may earn between one and twelve academic credits for internship experiences that span one or two terms.

The Internship Program is available to all undergraduate students with a 2.0 GPA beginning in their second semester of study at Chatham. Please note that International students must secure permission from the Office of International Programs before registering an internship for academic credit.

Faculty and staff with questions about the internship program and students who wish to undertake an internship should contact Crystal Vietmeier, Coordinator of Experiential Learning Opportunities at cvietmeier@chatham.edu or 412-365-1525.