Internships & Research

 

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The Internship Advantage

Internships play a significant role in preparing students for success. In fact, most employers offer almost 10 percent higher average starting salaries to recent college graduates who have completed an internship. Not only do internships help you secure higher-paying jobs, they give you real-world experience and allow you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom by “trying on a career.”

Centre students have completed fascinating internships at places like the White House, the British Parliament, and the Southern Center for Human Rights. They’ve also interned for the Child Welfare League, IBM, and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, to name only a few.

We offer many opportunities for you to tailor your education through internships that reflect your particular interests and career goals. Our Career Services Office will help you find the internship that’s a good fit for you.

Students can complete internships for academic credit, or apply for Centre Internship Plus, which provides matching grants for selected internships.

Learn more about internships at Centre.

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The Research Challenge

Centre students are often eager for intellectual challenges beyond the traditional classroom. As they become ready for a new level of discovery, the College provides them the chance to become partners in learning with Centre faculty as well as accomplished researchers elsewhere. For instance, a drama student might ask his professor to guide him in writing and producing a play, while a chemistry major might want to join her professor for a summer of laboratory research.

Whatever the field, this collaborative work becomes an important bridge to graduate study or jobs after Centre. Our Student Research web page illustrates the variety of student research experiences at Centre, including the John C. Young Scholars program, which provides funding to students for mentored research.

View a list of recent research opportunities for Centre students.

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