Did you know that there are paid internships? Yes, it’s true, not all internships are unpaid. There are more paid internships available than you might think. Not only could you receive academic credit towards your major and gain experience, but you could earn money at the same time.
Glassdoor, Linkedin, and Hire BSU are all great resources to find paid internships. You may not be familiar with Hire BSU, which is a place for employers to directly post job and internship listings: it is a great resource only available to BSU students.
If you don’t know who to talk to and you need more guidance, there is an internship program office in RCC, run by Diane Bell, Carol Crosby and Jaclyn Walsh. Head over to that office to get more information on internships available and on the process to apply for one. They can also let you know who your faculty internship coordinator will be: they’re the person who will help you get the most out of your experience.
Reach out to your academic department to see if they have any leads that they think you’d be a good fit for. They tend to have a list of places where students have worked, and they’ll be able to tell you which are paid internships. Your advisor can also put you in contact with alumni working in positions that you’re interested in.
Keep in mind that certain departments will not give you a stipend if you are getting paid on site. You can still receive academic credit, however, the stipend is strictly compensation for those working unpaid internships.
This article was written by Catherine Rafuse, ’19, a psychology major.