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Benefits of Internships

What Are The Benefits To Students Of Academic Internships?

Academic internships may

  • Stimulate critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Allow students to apply what they have been taught in practical situations.
  • Help students demonstrate personal responsibility.
  • Promote ethical insights.
  • Develop oral and written communication skills.
  • Increase discipline-based knowledge and understanding.
  • Gain an appreciation of creative and decision-making processes in an applied setting.
  • Function effectively in situations where teamwork is necessary.
  • Develop self-discipline, self-reliance, and a professional attitude.
  • Explore and clarify goals related to his/her academic major and potential career.
  • Gain practical experience.
  • Build skills in managing time and organizing tasks.
  • Develop self-assessment skills.
  • Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and potential references.

What Are The Benefits To Faculty Members Of Supervising Academic Internships?

Academic internships may assist a faculty member to

  • Keep abreast of changing needs and issues within career fields.
  • Interact with professionals in fields which students are preparing to enter.
  • Evaluate curriculum and instruction.