Student Spotlight

 

JEFFREY ERKKILA, 2015

Sophomore Biochemistry major, Jeffrey Erkkila, spent his summer taking a less traditional internship path. He shadowed fourteen different doctors in fourteen different fields over the course of the summer. Approaching the internship experience the way Erkkila did made for excellent networking opportunities.   Read more.

Internships

Internships are an important part of the educational experience at Ursinus. As a student here, you will have the opportunity to have a structured and supervised professional experience, for which a student may receive academic credit, in a wide variety of work settings.

 

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Here are just a few of the internships Ursinus students have recently chosen:

  • National Institutes of Health - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals - Biology
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Biology
  • Fidelity Investments - Business & Economics
  • Lockheed-Martin - Business & Economics
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Environmental Studies
  • Parisi Speed School at USTC - Exercise and Sport Science
  • Save the Speaker's House - History
  • US Senator Christopher S. (Kit) Bond - International Relations
  • Baltimore Orioles - Media & Communication Studies
  • Pfizer - Philosophy
  • United States District Court - Politics
  • Williamstown Theater Festival - Theater & Dance

Benefits for Students

  • Apply classroom theory to life situations.
  • Develop self-understanding, self-discipline, and confidence.
  • Cultivate networking/mentoring relationships.
  • Develop career-related and transferable skills.
  • Investigate organizational culture.
  • Bridge the gap between collegiate life and full-time employment.
  • Confirm career choices and/or identify new areas of interest.
  • Be more competitive in the job market following graduation.
  • In some instances, internships can be financially rewarding.

Types of Internships

Internships can be both paid and unpaid. You can receive academic credit, or complete a non-credit internship.

Most students will complete interships in the summer. These are usually full-time jobs, and require that you register for credit in the fall semester, according to department guidelines. With our prime location in the Philadelphia metropolitan region, you can also do internships during the school year, usually for about 10-15 hours a week.

How Career Services Helps Ursinus Students

We can help by:

  • Assessing your interests and skills
  • Identifying internship-related resources
  • Identifying possible internship sites
  • Developing an effective resume and cover letter
  • Navigating the application process
  • Providing information and counseling to ensure success at your internship.

Career Services is continuously working with academic departments, administrative staff, and local, national, and international organizations to develop, cultivate, and promote internship opportunities for Ursinus College students.


View recent Internship Profiles and see how the Office of Career Services assists you in internship planning.