INTERNSHIP FAIR DATES FOR 2013-14 TBA!
Employers, if you would like to participate in our annual FREE Internship Fair, please let us know by email or phone: 540-375-2303.
Employers: How To List an Internship with Career Services
We are always happy to speak with employers about internships, both in the Roanoke Valley and outside the Valley and state. If you wish to use the Office of Career Services to secure an intern, please send any information about the opportunity (description of tasks/projects to be completed, number of hours expected/desired, paid/unpaid, expected duration of internship, etc.) to the Director of Career Services either by e-mail (click on address below), or fax to 540-375-2092. You may also post internships on MaroonNet, our secure online posting site, even if your internship is unpaid. Visit https://www.myinterfase.com/roanoke/employer to begin! We would be most happy to discuss working with you!
Internships.com is a site dedicated to helping students find internships around the country to gain valuable experience in their field of study.
Find the Internship or Job Opportunity You've Dreamed About on MaroonNet
Why You Should Join:
Participation is free and you will gain the ability to:
•·Search for internship or job opportunities 24/7
•·Inquire about or apply for internships or jobs online
•·Manage multiple resumes, cover letters and other employment related documents
•·Sign up to participate in future events sponsored by Career Services
•·Available to current students AND alumni!
Commonwealth Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Industry Internship program - new as of Nov 1, 2012!
This is a centralized site and process for students in STEM areas to learn of and apply for internships throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. For details, visit www.csiip.spacegrant.org. November 1 opened the application site for students, and employers will be aiming to start making offers around February 1, so interested students should not procrastinate!
Internship Information and Websites
Why Should I Do An Internship? An internship is a short-term work experience designed to provide a useful view of work in a field which interests you. Through an internship you may discover whether or not you would like to work in that field and gain experience which you may cite when you apply for career positions later.
How Do I Get an Internship? The Career Services staff will be glad to assist you and provide information that will help you find an internship. An information packet on Finding an Internship is available in the Office of Career Services to serve as a basic guide. This topic is covered in a number of workshops offered to students, including: Using Career Services to Find an Internship and Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities (part of the Freshman and Sophomore Series). An internship information table is also set up on a monthly basis at the entrance to the cafeteria during lunch. This is a good opportunity to ask specific questions and look through some of the internship requests received from the business community. Finally, the Office of Career Services co-sponsors an annual Internship Fair in November with Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. This event showcases organizations, especially local ones, that have a need for interns in a variety of majors.
An individual assessment of your interests will also be conducted with a staff member during a short interview. At this time, suggestions will be made about the best type of internship for you.
Where Can I Intern? Internship placements are so numerous that it is impossible to list all of them on this file. In the Career Center, there are file boxes with information about continuous programs; there are also directories which list internships on a nationwide basis. Most all of the Internet job search sites also post internship opportunities. Visit the Internet Sources page of the Roanoke College Career Services website to access these links.
Internships may also be developed for individual students, either for academic credit or for no credit. See Ms. McLawhorn for more information on these experiences.
Students interested in completing internships are encouraged to check with their advisor regarding departmental requirements for internships for credit.
Students who would like to consider an internship at Walt Disney World in Florida must attend an Information Session first, to be eligible for an interview. Basic information about the internship, living arrangements, and other details are covered in the session. The information is critical to a student who may be deciding to take a semester off from school in order to complete a Disney internship. If an Information Session is not available on campus or at a nearby institution, you may view a Disney E-presentation via the provided link. Ms. McLawhorn, in Career Services, can also provide information in more detail if you have questions.
NEED HOUSING WHILE DOING AN INTERNSHIP?? Career Services maintains a list of places in large metropolitan cities who rent dorm rooms and/or apartments to students on a temporary basis, for use while doing an internship. For New York, here is one: http://www.studenthousing.org/ For other housing leads, call Career Services at 540-375-2303, or email email@example.com
This page is maintained by: Toni McLawhorn, Director of Career Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 5/7/13