The Denison Internship Program gives students the option to explore the working world as they complete their academic coursework. As soon as one steps foot on campus, one can take advantage of the many internship opportunities posted directly through Career Exploration and Development (CE&D) and one may also arrange internships independently through other avenues across the globe. This program is centered on providing a diverse range of internships that traditionally includes positions in business, communication, education, service, government, law, medicine, science, the non-profit sector, and the arts.
Through one-on-one appointments, workshops, and various career events facilitated by CE&D, students can begin preparing early for internship opportunities to complement their academic experiences. Internships can play a pivotal role in helping one decide on a major and focus one’s career direction. CE&D offers resources to assist students in making these important decisions with developmental steps tailored to each year at Denison.
While most internships take place over the summer, students may discover that an employer allows its interns to carry some responsibilities with them during academic semesters. Also, faculty-sponsored travel seminars and programs may be offered through academic departments; these learning opportunities exist as an additional channel for career development.
Employers and graduate/professional schools appreciate viewing evidence of completed internships as they review one’s accomplishments relevant to student applications. In response to this demand, CE&D will notate the appropriate internship experiences on students’ transcripts once all relevant registration forms and evaluations are collected.