At Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus (SLU-Madrid), qualified students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through internships. These experiences enable them to apply the knowledge they acquire in the classroom to life and give students both necessary skills and professional experience. Students who wish to serve as interns must demonstrate strong language skills, be willing to make a considerable time commitment, and be prepared to work responsibly and ethically as representatives of the University.
RULES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
- For Fall semesters: By May 15th
- For Summer sessions: By April 1st
- For Spring semesters: By November 15th
REQUIRED WORK FOR CREDIT INTERNSHIPS
FEATURE ARTICLE: How Experiential Opportunities can Work for Employers (and Students)
The benefits of internships are plentiful, beyond proving students with the opportunity to acquire experience in their fields of study.
- Internships provide students with a greater adaptability to demands in the workplace.
- Internships are an ideal way for students to learn how textbook concepts are applied in the work environment, as well as how the workplace actually functions, leading students to make better career choices.
- Internships are an effective recruitment tool for employers, as a way to pre-screen promising candidates for job openings and meet organizational goals.
- Interns can fill in during low staffing periods, offer fresh perspectives and complete projects for which regular staff members have no time.
- Internships contribute to the kind of relationship between academicians that leads to more relevant educational programs and a better qualified work force.
- Where academic credit is earned (ex: a research paper), employers may also find beneficial industry information.
Organizations who have great internship programs are in a position to attract the most qualified students as prospective hires.
*Information from the John Cook School of Business Career Resources Center at our Saint Louis campus.