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Employers Guide to internships

82% of students engage in an internship or field experience during their academic career at Linfield.

Linfield University encourages students to seek out internships to complement their coursework and develop professional connections to further their professional development. Download An Employer's Guide to Creating a Successful Internship Program.


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An internship is an excellent way for students to apply their coursework to the world of work. Internships are a form of experiential learning in which students learn about a career through direct experience with an organization. Internships are more meaningful than part-time or summer jobs. There is a focus on a project and an opportunity to reflect on the learning that takes place through your internship experience. Types of internships vary widely; internships can be done throughout the year, can be paid or unpaid, and are available locally, nationally, and internationally.

For additional information on the legality of unpaid internships, visit the US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division guidelines.