Internship and Practicum
Internships(off campus) and Practica (on campus) are a structured learning experience in a work setting that involves a partnership between the student, Marymount College faculty, and a particular company/organization. In an internship or practicum, a student will bridge and strengthen the connection between education and career.
Developing Networks . . .networking, who you know, is the most effective way to land your first position and participating in an internship and/or practicum is the fastest way to connect to people in a position that can lead to an offer.
INTERNSHIP and PRACTICUM COMPARISON
Internship (291, 391, 491, 591) a learning opportunity made available through a working partnership between Marymount College and an employer and can be taken for 1-12 units. The goal of participating in an internship is to allow students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an experience that may lead to a career and/or job offer. Internship sites will be off-campus and may be with for-profit or non-profit institutions and may be paid or unpaid.
*Units are earned according to pre-set unit- hour equivalencies established by the College [see Internship Guidelines) for unit-hour ratio.
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Internship and Capstone Marymount students have a unique opportunity to combine the learning objectives of the Senior Capstone Project and match with an organization through an internship. Students not planning on graduate school will benefit with combining these two programs. Faculty should have a discussion with students in their junior year about the possibility of developing an internship around their Senior Capstone project. Juniors interested in this combination should register for the ID 317 offered every spring semester.
Practicum (296, 396, 496) is a learning opportunity with an office or program at Marymount College. A practicum is an on-campus, part-time work experience worth from 1-6 units* and is open to all students. Typically students participate in a practicum while taking several classes thus maintaining full-time status for financial aid purposes. The goal of participating in a practicum is to allow students to apply classroom skills in an office or program enviornment. Students do not have to take a practicum that is aligned with their major.
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*Units are earned according to pre-set unit- hour equivalencies established by the College [see Practicum Guidelines) for unit-hour ratio.
Please review the following steps to participate in a practicum and/or internship.
- Review Internship/Practicum Participation Procedures and Policies
- Attend "Resume Writing" Workshop
- Attend "Interviewing & Your Brand" Workshop
- Make an appointment with career counselor
Please click on the icons above for The Student Guides for information on participation in Practicum and Internships.
Student Testimonials of Their Internship Experiences