Internships - Center for Career Planning - Christopher Newport University

Center for Career Planning


An internship is an intentional, structured experience where the employer/host and the student intern develop projects and tasks that benefit the organization and help the student meet his or her objectives for learning and skill development.

The main components of an internship include:

  • Opportunities to explore career options by completing projects relevant to the organization’s work and being exposed to both an individual department and the organization as a whole
  • Application of course learning and development of skills for the workplace
  • Supervision by a professional who will guide and direct the intern on tasks and provide regular feedback on performance

Employer Benefits

  • Increasing productivity for the organization with additional project help
  • Providing new energy, fresh perspectives and relevant theories/principles just learned in the classroom to the department and the organization
  • Identifying future hires
  • Creating opportunities for current employees to gain or strengthen supervision skills
  • Building the employer’s brand as the intern shares his/her internship experience

If you are interested in hosting an intern or learning more about internships, please contact us.

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