Find an Internship

Centre College offers two types of internships: academic-credit internships and non-credit internships. We also offer several competitive funding programs for summer and CentreTerm internships.

What Is An Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that empowers students to integrate knowledge and theory learned throughout the curriculum with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Thus, a meaningful internship is a partnership between Centre College and a host employer, collaboratively defined and guided by the student, a faculty internship mentor (if the student is receiving credit), and an on-site supervisor from the host employer. To ensure that an experience is educational and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship, all the following criteria must be met:

  • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained through the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the host employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly developed learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced on-site supervisor.
  • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

If the above criteria are followed, it is the opinion of NACE that the experience can be considered a legitimate internship. (National Association of Colleges and Employers, December 19, 2011)

Academic-Credit InternshipsNon-Credit Internships  Internship FundingShepherd Internship ProgramSummer Housing ResourcesMMHI Internship Program Local Internships

Internship Resources

To assist you in your search for internships, visit these sites for resources that will help you connect with employers.

Search Handshake

Use your Centre email and password to access this internship and career resource site that specifically connects employers with students.

Visit Handshake

Search LinkedIn

You can use LinkedIn to find the right job or internship, connect and strengthen professional relationships, and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career.

Visit LinkedIn

Search by Area of Study or Interest

We have assembled resources on each of our Career Exploration Communities pages. Click on your area of interest below, then scroll to the internship resources section on that page.

Arts, Media and EntertainmentBusiness and EntrepreneurshipHealth and MedicineLaw, Government and PolicyScience, Engineering and Tech Social Impact


Internship Insights

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Hesed Payocong

“This internship has introduced me to an important industry that I have not even thought of before and taught me the importance of work ethic, meticulous work, and being able to teach yourself when faced with tasks you are unfamiliar with. It created a new career possibility for me and allowed me to network in a tight knit industry.”

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Nick Bowman

“My greatest takeaways have been a better understanding of Thai language and culture, respect for different academic systems seen in other countries, and an interest in international environmental issues. Because of this internship I have grown interested in combating environmental issues in developing nations, and finding a balance between economic and environmental sustainability.”

Dahabo Kerow

Dahabo Kerow

“I will forever cherish this internship and the new insight that it provided me with. This internship has made me more committed to my future career plans. As someone who wants to enter the human rights advocacy arena, it has made me strong and more aware.”