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An internship is an on-site work experience that can be paid or unpaid, held during the summer or throughout the academic year, and is often a student’s first experience in a professional setting.
Internships allow you to experience new work environments, meet and work with professionals, develop and refine your skills, and gain valuable work experience before you even graduate from college, which many employers privilege.
We connect students with professional opportunities that they are passionate about! Handshake, our online experiential learning database, contains over 700+ internship opportunities.
Recognizing that learning that occurs during internships, academic departments may award credit for an internship related to your career goals.
To start, students must receive approval from a faculty sponsor; forms can be picked up from the Registrar’s Office.
Fund Your Internship
The CEO sponsors a limited number of competitive need-based Summer Intern Fellowships.
Designed to help defray the cost of summer internships, the fellowship has enabled students to complete internships at places such as the National Security Agency, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and The Legal Aid Society in New York.
Funds have also allowed students to complete research opportunities at the Institute for Cell Engineering with Johns Hopkins University and the Ohio State University Department of Molecular Genetics, among others.
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We're proud to maintain a database of thousands of opportunities through a platform called Handshake, your online database of job opportunities that includes on-campus jobs, internships and full-time careers.
Ravi Patel, a senior at McDaniel College, has been named a Fulbright finalist for an English Teaching Assistant Award in Indonesia. Patel is a double major in Spanish and Political Science with a specialization in International Studies. He has traveled to 27 countries around the world, but there’s one place he has not reached yet.
McDaniel College students participate in internships with local nonprofits as part of McDaniel College's Writing for Nonprofit Organizations course. The course strengthens the College's relationship with the Westminster community and gives students firsthand experience by having them complete accredited internships at local nonprofits.
Sophomore Elva Joya seizes every opportunity to explore a future in medicine from her double major in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology to her internship in Spain shadowing surgeons and learning about the country’s free public healthcare system.