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The Internship Program at Bristol Community College is an academic program, which connects students to organizations in a semester-long supervised work experience related to the students’ major or field of interest.
When it comes to starting a career, experience matters. Benefits of participating in an internship include:
- Earn 3 credits towards your degree program at Bristol (INT 210)
- Receive placement assistance and professional guidance to achieve career goals
- Develop marketable skills and a competitive resume
- Establish contacts and references in your field
- Confirm academic and career goals prior to graduating and/or transferring to a 4-year institution
How can you get started?
Preparedness is key when seeking and obtaining an internship. All students looking to participate in an internship must attend one 1-hour Virtual Internship Prep Workshop. Within this workshop, students will work with Experiential Education staff to understand the policies and procedures of the Internship Program, what to expect at the internship site, begin the process of developing a resume, and identify sites of interest.
To view upcoming workshop dates and to register, follow these INSTRUCTIONS and sign up for a workshop here. If you have any questions contact our office via phone at 774.357.2407 or via email at EEC@BristolCC.edu.
Benefits of hosting an intern include:
- Bristol matches your company with pre-screened, goal-oriented students
- Increase the cost-effectiveness of recruitment, training, and retention
- Opportunity to mentor and train motivated students
- Partner with Bristol to help align academic learning with the skills needed in the
Interns from Bristol meet the following pre-qualifications:
- Are in good academic standing at the College
- Completed at least 27 credits (are a sophomore level or higher)
- Participate in a professional development seminar
- Available to work approximately 8 – 12 hours per week during fall and spring semesters;
and approximately 10 - 15 hours during the summer semester. (Student is required to
complete a minimum of 120 total hours within each semester.)
Post an unlimited number of job, internship, and volunteer opportunities for students and alumni at no cost. For organizations looking to post the best time frame to post your opportunity is 1-3 months prior to when you’d like to host an intern (ex: Post opportunity in October for a spring semester intern). To get started, please create a free account by logging on to College Central Network at collegecentral.com/bristolcc.
The mutual goal of faculty, staff, and the Experiential Education Center is student success; by working together, we can ensure that the transition from student to professional is as seamless as possible. We look forward to working with you.
**Please advise students that to enroll in INT 210, students must attend one Virtual Internship Prep Workshop the semester prior to when they want to intern.
If you are interested in having an EEC staff member provide a classroom presentation on the Bristol Internship Program, please complete this form.
If you have an interest in hosting a Bristol student for an on-campus internship within your department, please review this form for instructions.
Additional ways to collaborate with Bristol EEC:
- Do you know recruiters from an organization that would hire Bristol students for a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity?
- Which professional associations have memberships that would benefit Bristol students in your field?
- Refer your contacts and recommendations to EEC@BristolCC.edu
- Attend and promote EEC events (i.e. Virtual Opportunity Fair, EEC Showcase),
click here for a full list of this semester’s events.
Caroline Reusch has a passion for helping animals. A student in Bristol Community College’s Environmental Science transfer program, she decided to get some real-world experience out in the field – and found it through Bristol’s Cooperative Education and Internship program.
Caroline landed a position as an animal care and education intern at the National Marine Life Center in Bourne, Mass. – one of the only seal rehabilitation facilities on the east coast.