Internships


Academic internships are carefully monitored work or service experiences in which students have clear, intentional learning goals and actively reflect on what they are learning. Often, students choose to earn college credit for performing internships, which makes them an even better idea.

Internships allow students to clarify career goals, learn specific job skills from experienced professionals, develop awareness of job responsibilities and career requirements, apply theories learned in the classroom to practical, on-the-job situations, and gain valuable experience for future employment or admission to graduate or professional school. Even better, in 2016, the NACE Journal reported that 62 percent of internships lead to full time positions! 

To be eligible to complete a Berry academic internship:

  • Must be Junior status, completed 60 or more credit hours
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6
  • Secure an internship site
  • Work with a professor to create a set of learning goals and complete an Internship Learning Agreement
  • Internships are generally 3 academic hours (1 hour of academic credit requires 45 site hours/135 hours for 3 academic credit hours)

The Career Center will help students define the types of internship opportunities they might want to pursue, use resources to research internship options, and complete the required paperwork for approval. It's never too early to start exploring the possibilities! Call or stop by the Career Center to get started.

Internship Scholarships

Internship scholarships are available for funding various aspects of summer internships, through the generous support of Berry alumni. Applications for these competitive scholarships are available each spring semester through the Berry College Career Center. Questions may be directed to the Career Center at 706 236-2292.

The Jim Clark Internship Scholarship is awarded to students in any major who have secured an unpaid summer internship for academic credit. The scholarship will cover tuition costs associated with a 3 credit hour academic internship. For more information on deadlines and application, please contact the Berry College Career Center.

The Jack and Karen Horrell Nonprofit Internship Scholarship is awarded to students in any major that have secured an unpaid summer internship in a nonprofit, social welfare, or social service organization. The award amount will range from $1,500 to $2,000 depending on the needs of the student and the number of applicants.

The Board of Visitors Internship Scholarship is awarded to students in any major who have secured an unpaid summer internship for academic credit. The scholarship will cover various costs associated with a 3 credit hour academic internship. For more information on deadlines and application, please contact the Berry College Career Center.

For information on additional funding options for internship experiences please visit: http://www.berry.edu/academics/studentresearch/studentgrantopportunities/


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