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An internship is your opportunity to get a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, valuable and practical work in your field of study or career interest.
Develop Professional Connections
The relationships you cultivate during your internship could prove vital as you seek references or leads for the best job opportunities.
From verbal communication to problem-solving and even empathy, a variety of transferrable or soft skills can quickly be developed through your internship program.
Put Theory Into Practice
You have mastered new concepts and knowledge in the classroom. At your internship you'll be able to apply that knowledge to real-time situations, projects and practice
Earn Credit Toward
You can earn three credits in your academic program while gaining career readiness tools in the Internship Seminar (INT 210)
Still not convinced? Check out where our interns have worked
Students have interned with entertainment companies like Disney, Fun 107, and Creative Arts Network, financial institutions like Citizens, BayCoast, and Fidelity, and environmental organizations like Westport Land Conservation Trust and Sprague's Nursery and Garden Center, among others.
How can you get started?
Just because it's not required doesn't mean you shouldn't an internship. Talk with your academic advisor to see where an internship can fit into your degree pathway.
Sign up for a Workshop
Preparedness is key when seeking and obtaining an internship. All students looking to participate in an internship must attend one 1-hour Virtual Internship Prep Workshop.
To view upcoming workshop dates and to register, follow these instructions and sign up for a workshop here. If you have any questions contact our office via phone at 774.357.2407 or via email at EEC@BristolCC.edu.
The EEC is here every step of the way
A member of the Experiential Education Center will be your guide throughout your entire internship journey. They will help update your resume and materials, help in the job search and work on your interview skills.
Caroline Reusch has a passion for helping animals. A student in Bristol Community College’s Environmental Science transfer program, she decided to get some real-world experience out in the field – and found it through Bristol’s Cooperative Education and Internship program.
Caroline landed a position as an animal care and education intern at the National Marine Life Center in Bourne, Mass. – one of the only seal rehabilitation facilities on the east coast.
An internship offers a Bristol student the opportunity for career exploration and development, and the ability to learn new skills. It offers you, the employer, the opportunity to bring new ideas and energy into the workplace, develop talent and potentially build a pipeline for future full-time employees.
According to NACE Research’s Internship & Co-op Survey, employers made full-time offers to almost 65% of their interns, with 80% accepting those offers. Employees who completed an internship are also more likely to be with the company at both one-year and five-year retention benchmarks.
Let's have a conversation
Start by reaching out to The Experiential Education Center. We can help navigate the process of getting started and help lay a solid foundation for your new opportunities.
Start posting your opportunities today
Post an unlimited number of job, internship, and volunteer opportunities for students and alumni at no cost. For organizations looking to post the best time frame to post your opportunity is 1-3 months prior to when you’d like to host an intern (ex: Post opportunity in October for a spring semester intern). To get started, please create a free account by logging on to College Central Network at collegecentral.com/BristolCC.
Internships serve as an important bridge from college to career. NACE research has demonstrated that internship experiences are avenues to increased skills, expanded networks, and enhanced social capital, and offer direct pathways to job offers and jobs.
Help spread the word about internships
If a student has a required internship or not, please help us spread the word that internship experiences are avenues to increased skills, expanded networks, and enhanced social capital, and offer direct pathways to job offers and jobs.
Academic Advisors: Please remember, to enroll in INT 210, students must attend one Virtual Internship Prep Workshop the semester prior to when they want to intern.
We want to come to your class
If you are interested in having an EEC staff member provide a classroom presentation on the Bristol Internship Program, please complete this form.
Host a Bristol intern in your area
If you have an interest in hosting a Bristol student for an on-campus internship within your department, please review this form for instructions.
Additional ways to collaborate with Bristol EEC:
- Do you know recruiters from an organization that would hire Bristol students for a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity?
- Which professional associations have memberships that would benefit Bristol students in your field?
- Refer your contacts and recommendations to EEC@BristolCC.edu
- Attend and promote EEC events (i.e. Virtual Opportunity Fair, EEC Showcase),
click here for a full list of this semester’s events.