An internship is a field of study-related work experience that allows you to work in a professional environment to gain valuable knowledge, training, and skills. Your time as an intern can also help you explore and better define your career interests. The paid internships we promote differ in length and can be offered during or after the academic year, and may provide academic credit. It is never too early to consider interning to earn income while you learn more that will benefit your current studies and future career.
63% of college graduates who completed a paid internship received a job offer.
Alamo Colleges District encourages you to complete an internship because today’s highly competitive economy requires that college graduates have more than just a degree. Relevant work experience, a professional network and having a sense of professional confidence helps graduates be more marketable and better land employment upon graduation.
Graduates with paid internships were shown to be more likely to be offered a job and start their job with a salary that was 28% higher than their peers without internship experience.
The Office of Workplace Learning manages relationships with local businesses, area government agencies, corporations, and federal agencies to promote paid internship opportunities across a wide array of majors.
Types of CWS Internships: