Internships & Experiential Learning

Internships & Experiential Learning

Internships and experiential learning have become a vital part of a successful college education. Fortunately, The University of Scranton believes they are an integral part of the educational process.

Internships give students the opportunity to integrate what they have learned in the classroom with what they are learning in the field. The Classes of 2017 and 2018 completed internships at 1051 organizations in 35 different states, plus the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Ghana, India, Panama and Switzerland. Non-credit bearing internships are also available. These are less structured and do not necessarily relate to specific course work. Students in certain majors also apply what they have learned through meaningful clinical experiences and student-teaching.

  • Recent Internship Sitesplus or minus

    Some recent internship sites include:

    BAE Systems 
    Children’s Specialized Hospital 
    Deloitte 
    Dow Jones 
    Facebook 
    Havas Media 
    IBM 
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Lockheed Martin 
    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
    MetLife 
    NASA Ames Research Center 
    National Institutes of Health 
    National Geographic 
    New York Yankees 
    Pennsylvania Department of Health 
    PwC 
    S&P Global 
    Sanofi Pasteur 
    Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute 
    The United States House of Representatives 
    The Walt Disney Company 
    United States District Court 
    United States Marshals Service 
    United States Senate 

  • Frequently Asked Questionsplus or minus

    Q. May any student do an internship?

    A. Yes. Internship opportunities are available to all students

    Q. Where can I do an internship?

    A. Internships are available with almost any type of organization including business, private and government organizations, not-for-profits, health-care, research, entertainment and many others.

    Q. How do I choose among the internship opportunities?

    A. You should look for an activity that you value and enjoy doing. Generally speaking, when evaluating internship options, your program major is less important that the type of work you seek to perform.

    Q. How do I learn about internship opportunities?

    A. University student should contact the Office of Career Development and their academic departments to learn about internship opportunities. Also, many students identify internship opportunities through personal contacts, including family and friends.

    Q. When may I complete an internship?

    A. Depending on your academic program and your course schedule, you may arrange for internships during the traditional fall and spring semesters or the January intersession or during summer sessions. Because internships are based on knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, they are generally not taken until the second year or later. 

    Q. Must I complete a credit-bearing internship?

    A. The host organization may have rules governing whether a student must take the credit-bearing internship. There is no University requirement to complete a credit-bearing internships. However, only these are included on the official transcript.

    Q. What is the value of a credit-bearing internship?

    A. A credit-bearing internship incorporates faculty mentorship before, during and after the experience. Faculty engagement with the student and host organization ensures an experience that integrates academic work with practical experience. The credit-bearing internship is also noted on the student's official final transcript.

    Q. What is the financial cost of an internship?

    A. Only internships taken for credit involve a tuition charge. The charges are included in the flat-rate tuition structure when the internship is taken in fall or spring. When taken in January or in the summer, the tuition charge for the internship is charged at the per credit rate.

    Q. Who do I contact to begin my internship search?

    A. Your academic advisor and faculty members are always good first contacts. The Office of Career Development will have information on internship opportunities and how to communicate with the organizations offering internships. Also, speak with faculty who you believe could serve as a mentor for your internship. Many academic programs have internship opportunities posted regularly.

I will be a software engineering intern for Facebook at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California! It has always been a dream of mine to work in Silicon Valley. I have the opportunity of a lifetime to create something that will impact so many people all over the world.

Samuel Soares '18