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Internships at Southwestern

Internships give students real-life hands-on work experience. You can gain valuable workplace insight while earning college credit. Most Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, like the AAS Business Management / Entrepreneurship, require internships or Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) as part of the credits needed for degree competition. However, they are not limited to just that purpose. We encourage students to use internships to explore educational and/or career pursuits. For example, if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, nothing awakens your drive like a term assisting in one of our local classrooms. Internships are a great way to confirm your education and career path.

Internships can be paid or non-paid; it usually depends on the site and their resources. They can be for as little as 1 credit or for as many as 8 credits per term. The average is around 3 per term, which would be about 100 hours of real life experience to add to your resume once you complete your education.

Internships can also be the doorway into future employment and other educational programs. The key to a successful internship is early planning. Contact Trish McMichael at least one term before you would like the internship to begin. Together we can link learning and life!

News & Updates

For most current internship opportunities please check your student email or check the Job Board next the Bookstore. 

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Trish McMichael
Internship Coordinator
Educational Support Programs & Services

541.888.7405 for appointment

Location: Stensland Hall, Room 110A