COVID-19 UPDATE: The Internship Program staff are not physically on campus due to COVID-19, but we are still here to serve you! To connect with us, please call 774.357.2407 or E-mail us at EEC@Bristolcc.edu; Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Internship Program at Bristol Community College is an academic program, which connects students to employers 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 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.
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 workplace
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 8 to 12 hours per week during the Fall & Spring Semesters; Students are available for additional hours during the Summer Semester (Minimum of 120 total hours is required for all semesters)
Post an unlimited number of jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities for students & alumni at no cost. 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 participation in one Internship Prep Workshop is required of all students prior to registering for a credit-bearing internship (INT 210)
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 an internship?
- Which professional associations have memberships that would benefit Bristol students in your field?
- Refer your contacts and recommendations to email@example.com
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.