1 Explore Careers.
Real world experience helps you discover tasks that motivate you and discern organizational cultures where you are good fit.
2 Increase your employability!
Develop the skills that make you career ready. Build your character competencies for the real world or work.
3 Connect the classroom to the sea of opportunities.
You invest over 300 hours in academic classroom experience. Internships allow you opportunities to test out all that book knowledge.
4 Network with the people in your industry.
It is not only what you know, but also WHO you know that makes a difference. Developing professional contacts in the field can help you get hired and then get promoted in your career.
5 DIVE IN and get hired.
The majority of students who immerse themselves in vocationally focused internships are offered full-time employment within the organization. NACE, 2017
At Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Office of Career Development, we strongly encourage all of our students to receive hands-on experience in their chosen field(s) through internships.
These internships can be paid or unpaid and may be part of a required internship class. Many academic programs require their students to take an internship prior to graduation (Please see your degree plan for more information).
Regardless of the type of internship, our location provides the perfect setting for you to receive invaluable hands-on learning opportunities. You may intern on campus or out in the Palm Beaches, located right outside your front door.
You will intern at some of the top companies, organizations and nonprofits in the country, including:
"I really enjoyed my time at WPBF Channel 25 News in West Palm Beach. I had an opportunity to gain real-world experience, make contacts and see what a real newsroom is like."
--Kayla Viaud (seen in photo above), alumna, B.A. in Journalism