The internship provides students real work experience in corporate, government, and non-profit sectors and is one of the best career paths for students.
Internships can be part of a student's academic curriculum or a stand alone program. Internships vary on whether they are paid or unpaid. Students can find internships in strong growth fields like accounting, finance, and engineering.
Companies like J.P. Morgan Investment Bank and KPMG offers internships in banking and accounting. General Electric and Lockheed Martin offer internships in engineering and technology.
Government agencies provide internships at the federal, state, and local levels. The Federal Career Institute Program places individuals in a two year internship program in federal agencies, after which they are eligible for permanent employment. The Capital Fellows Program places interns in programs with California government.
Students should contact individual agencies in their state regarding internship opportunities. Non profit organizations across the country offer internships. Museums and educational institutions like the Smithsonian have programs. Students should also look into summer internships in their field, within their last two years of school.