Internships and Experiential Learning

Shippensburg University has a long history of providing internships to students and employers.

Internships are centralized and coordinated within the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center, in collaboration with each of Ship’s three colleges.

Completing an internship provides excellent hands-on experience, boosts your resume, allows you to network with professionals, and may even lead to a job. Internships are highly recommended for all students and some programs of study even require them. If you have interest in or questions about obtaining an internship, you should reach out to the Director of Internships & Experiential Learning or the internship coordinator in your department.

For internship support, the Director of Internships & Experiential Learning in The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center can assist students at the undergraduate level in searching for, applying to, and securing internship positions. Contact the Director of Internships & Experiential Learning at intern@ship.edu or 717-477-1484 to schedule an appointment.

For more information, please attend an Internship 101 workshop! They are scheduled each semester, and a recording can be found here.

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What Is an Externship (and How to Get One)?

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Externship vs Internship: What’s the Difference?

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Consider these 5 things before choosing a human services internship

 

Dewey Delisle started eight years ago at New England Center for Children (NECC) as an entry-level teacher. Now he finds himself training and managing interns as the Intern Specialist, and has great advice for students seeking a human service …

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Advice from one first-generation college student to others who are seeking internships and entry-level jobs

We recently shared some advice for first-generation college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs. I was thrilled to then hear from one who had some really, really good advice for other first-generation students.

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Contact & Location

Phone
717-477-1484
Address

Ceddia Union Building (CUB 108)
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Career Service Hours

Center Operational Hours Express Hours
M 8am - 6pm 2pm - 6pm
T 8am - 4:30pm 2pm - 4pm
W 8am - 4:30pm 2pm - 4pm
TH 8am - 4:30pm 2pm - 4pm
F 8am - 4:30pm