The National Society for Experiential Education defines an internship as "a carefully monitored work or volunteer experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience."
An internship at New England College is an academic, for-credit experience involving an agreement between an employer, a faculty sponsor, and a student. The three parties involved will create a structured experience at an employment site where the student will provide the employer with their work, talent and energy, while gaining knowledge and experience in a particular field.
Internships may be paid or unpaid (usually the latter), and may be in private, non-profit or government organizations. Click on any of the links below to find out more about internships at NEC.