What is an internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. (National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE)

The benefits of an internship include:

  • Learning new skills;
  • Applying your skills in the community;
  • Discovering new areas of interest;
  • Boosting your resume for graduate school or a career;
  • Networking;
  • Earning credit.

How do I get an internship?

Step 1: Talk with Assistant Director for Community Engagement,  Andrea Knies, your faculty, or even your own contacts to find an internship;
Step 2: Complete the Internship Learning Objectives form with your faculty sponsor and your internship provider;
Step 3: Add the internship as a tutorial on your contract and check the internship box.

How do I hire a New College of Florida intern?

Please complete this form to get more information about hiring a New College of Florida intern.


Additional information

Previous Internships

A list of organizations that have offered internships for New College students.

Read more here