Internships provide excellent means for enhancing
an organization's recruitment activities. Organizations have access
to prospective employees and are given the opportunity to view the
intern for future potential without any commitment to hire. The
National Association of Colleges and Enployers in their 2007 Experiential
Education Survey found that companies are offering 70% of their
interns full time positions up from 52% in 2005. Interns hired for
full-time positions represent 36% of full time hires.
Internships provide better utilization of full-time personnel. A
student intern can provide professional or para-professional staff
support on short or long-term projects where it would not be advantageous
to divert other qualified employees from their specialized areas.
Through the classroom, students are in touch with the most recent
theoretical and technical innovations. Consequently, the student
can often bring new ideas and skills to the organization, stimulating
creative thinking and providing new alternatives.
The Fair Labor Standards Act: Paid or Unpaid Internship?
How the Internship Program works:
- When opportunities arise, an internship description and information
about your organization are submitted to the Career Center via Slugquest.
- Internship opportunities are publicized in the Career Center
office, to college and program offices, and selected departments
of study. In addition, they are featured in our interactive database
allowing students to access information by career field, location,
pay type, etc.
- Students apply directly from the information they have obtained
from the above sources.
If you have any further questions contact:
Sheila Rodriguez, Assistant Manager
Career Center, Bay Tree Bldg.
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 459-2184 FAX (831) 459-3860