The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that employers find their own internship programs as the most effective resource for recruiting college graduates for full-time positions. In fact, the same employers reported that they had made full-time offers to 64.8% of their interns. It is also reported that graduates with internship experience can expect to earn over $15,000 a year more than those who did not complete internships.
Internships are a natural bridge from college into the workforce. An intern has the opportunity to gain work experience, develop skills, explore career options, and establish a professional network. The internship experience is valuable for both the intern and the employer. A wide variety of online and campus based resources are available to students seeking internships.They include the Handshake system, the University Career Action Network (UCAN), Internships.com, and career fairs and expos. Explore the Legality of Internships: Fair Labor Standards Act