The Office of Internships at Bridgewater helps our students to take their educational experience one step further. Thanks to opportunities to explore careers, gain professional experience and prepare for graduation, our students become even better qualified for their future jobs. As they discover the work they love, they earn academic credit and often earn income as well.
Types of Internships
As early as sophomore year, you can pursue a non-credit internship, which does not require academic approval. Juniors and seniors can pursue for-credit internships, which require a 2.5 minimum GPA, academic approval, and faculty supervision. Your internship can be for a summer, a semester or even a year. To find a potential employer, you can search our database or bring in ideas of your own!
Internship Payment and Funding
Among non-credit and for-credit internships, some are unpaid and some are paid. For students with unpaid or low-paid internships, Bridgewater offers additional funding to compensate you for your time.
Accessible Travel to Internships
One of the greatest advantages of Bridgewater’s campus is our accessibility to major cities, such as Providence and Boston. Since we are only 30 miles from Boston and 35 from Providence, you can easily take the “T” or rent a Zipcar to reach your internship destination. It’s the best of both worlds – head to another city or town for your internship and return to Bridgewater for your on-campus classes.
Countless Employer Opportunities
We’ll help you get started with finding the best match for your internship. Through discussing career goals, background, and your major with us, you’ll learn about employers who work with BSU students in both internship and professional capacities. Since you are set up for success before setting out on your internship, you will be confident to take on new opportunities that come your way.
How to Land an Internship
To find a local, national, or international internship opportunity, please contact the Internship Program. We are located in the Rondileau Campus Center (RCC) in Room 204 on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (Late night - Wednesdays until 7:00pm).