Internship Information for Students
Fisher provides many resources to help you take advantage of pre-career learning opportunities like internships, job shadowing, mentored research, fieldwork, and more.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Job Outlook, employers are twice as likely to hire a new graduate who has completed some form of pre-career experience over other applicants who have not.
Explore the opportunities available to you now and in the future:
- Semester-long internships—paid or unpaid, for-credit or not-for-credit.
- One-day "shadowing" experience at local companies or non-profit organizations.
- Multi-day, project-based "externships" at companies or non-profit organizations, typically over winter and spring breaks.
- Micro Internships: These short-term, paid, professional assignments are available throughout the year and allow you to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build your network as you seek the right full-time role.
- Fisher Flight Plan: a career immersion experience hosted by alumni in selected US cities
- Summer Research Fellows program for faculty-mentored research experiences.
- Forage: Use Forage to locate virtual internships and other work-based learning options with multi-national companies. There are options for nearly every major and pre-professional program.
Finding an Internship or an Experience-based Opportunity
- We recommend Handshake as the starting spot for see current postings.
- Talk to your faculty advisor, your department chair, or the Experiential Learning Coordinator.
Opportunities by School
The School of Arts and Sciences has opportunities for internships or applied work experiences in several programs. Use the links below to explore for each program.
The Executive Internship Program was established in 2016 and is designed for juniors and seniors who have an interest in higher education and in understanding executive leadership in a collegiate setting.
As an executive intern, students gain a deeper understanding of higher education leadership while also experiencing it. They engage in strategic discussions, further develop management skills, gain experience in project-based work, and become familiar with and participate in the internal and external workings of Fisher.
Positions are available in the following divisions and offices:
- Office of the President
- Division of Institutional Advancement
- Division of Student Affairs
- Division of Financial Affairs
- Enrollment Management Division
- Office of the Provost
- Office of Marketing and Communications
- Intercollegiate Athletics