Franklin College students have the chance to intern at various organizations and businesses around the state and even the country! Internships serve as exploratory tools, a way for students to “test drive” a career. And with the ability to gain valuable internship experience as early as freshman year, students have ample time to experience a variety of career opportunities during both spring and fall semesters as well as Winter Term.
In today’s job market, employers want and need workers with experience in the field. For a recent grad, finding a job that doesn’t require at least some previous related work experience can be a task. That’s why serving in internships is so crucial for today’s students. Internships not only help students gain experience; sometimes internships can develop into full-time jobs for our grads!
In the past, students have interned at Rolls Royce, the Indiana Pacers, WISH TV, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar’s office, Dolphins Plus, The Indianapolis Star and the Indiana State Senate, among many other noteworthy locations. Students have also found internships at not-for-profits like Franklin Heritage, Girls Inc., Esperanza En Jesucristo,Youth Connections and the Riley Children’s Foundation.
The Franklin College faculty and staff do everything that they can to help students make valuable contacts within the working world. Students interested in internship opportunities should contact Career Services for available positions and a detailed list of internship requirements. Students are welcome to search for outside internships on their own, however, all internships must be approved by Career Services before a student will receive credit toward graduation.
Click here to view internship and job placement statistics.