Investment & Outcomes

 

DIVE Into Meaningful Internships

5 Reasons to DIVE Deep

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


Internships Have Real Value

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:

  • Google
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Amazon
  • Epic
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Aflac
  • Bank of America
  • Brown & Brown
  • Centerra Group LLC
  • Cemex
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Templeton & Company, LLP
  • United Franchise Group
  • TBC Corporation
  • Walgreens Co.
  • CVS Health
  • Elevations Health
  • Florida Department of Revenue
  • HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
  • Major League Baseball
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Under Armour
  • Morselife Health Systems
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Digital Target Marketing
  • NCCI Holdings, Inc
  • Cru Global Missions Strategic Alliances
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • InterVarsity Ministries
  • Peace Corps
  • School District of Palm Beach County
  • Urban Youth Impact
  • Department of Children and Families
  • The City of West Palm Beach
  • SmartProcure
  • Centerra
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center
  • Metropolitan Police

Speaking of Internships

"I really enjoyed my time at WPBF Channel 25 News in West Palm Beach. I We have many internship opportunities in West Palm Beach. Journalism graduate Kayla Viaud interned at WPBF.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

 

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