An internship is a method of supervised on-the-job training with intentional learning goals in an organization that corresponds to the student’s academic major and provides a system for ongoing feedback and communication.
Why is an internship important?
An internship allows you to…
integrate your classroom knowledge with on-the-job experience;
“test drive” a career or field of interest without having to commit long-term;
gain practical hands-on knowledge to be successful in your career; and
build your network of professionals in your field of study.
How to register for an internship
First, attend one of the required internship orientations in the Whitworth Career Services
Complete the contract
form (explained in the orientation), obtain the necessary signatures, and submit the completed form to Whitworth Career Services.
After you have secured an internship site and attended an Internship Orientation, please complete the following
Internship Contract Form
To make changes to your current internship contract, please go into the Internship Contract Form link above. The first line will read, 'Already submitted a contract? Update it here.' click on the the 'here' button to update your contract.
Are there opportunities to do an internship outside of the United States? Yes. Students wishing to participate in an international internship must meet with a representative of the Whitworth Off-Campus Studies Office for direction and to complete the required paperwork. Students cannot gain credit for work done in a country under a travel warning. Click here to check travel warnings. Students will be denied credit if they fail to meet with a Whitworth Off-Campus Studies Office representative before leaving on their internship experience.