Internships

The purpose of the McKendree University internship program is to link classes and career together in order to create a positive learning outcome. This program complements traditional course work by providing students the opportunity to apply classroom theory and knowledge in the work environment, while receiving academic credit for the experience.  In addition to receiving academic credit, you will be building valuable professional relationships that may play an important role in your future.

Through the Career Services office, students with junior and senior standing may arrange an academic internship for 3-8 credit hours. However, please note that some majors have specific credit hour requirements.  McKendree's program is designed to provide a hands-on learning experience in your undergraduate major or minor area.  Student interns work with the close supervision of faculty members, on-site supervisors, and the Career Services office.  To qualify for the internship program you must have at least 60 credit hours, 12 hours completed in your major, and a GPA that is consistent with graduation requirements.  In addition, students must not have been on academic probation in the last academic year to qualify for this program.

Students are encouraged to explore the many opportunities that the internship program has to offer.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more about this program.  A complete selection of internship sites is available in our office.