Career Services

What is an Internship?

An Internship is a one-time work or service experiences related to a student’s major or career goal with the majority of the work directed towards his/her career goals. An internship generally involves a student working in a professional setting under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals.


Benefits of an Internship

  • Acquire practical and relevant work experience- over 70% of employers prefer to hire candidates with relevant work experience
  • Identify and/ or assess interests, skills, and desired career path
  • Determine whether interests match skills
  • Learn day-to-day business functions
  • Increase marketability and value to employers

The Train-A-Don Internship Program is a program designed to help IPFW students prepare for internship application and assist in the internship search processes.

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