Ninety percent (90%) of employers are seeking recent graduates with work experience. Get the experience with an INTERNSHIP!

Emory & Henry offers internships and other types of cooperative work experience programs to assist students in obtaining on-the-job training and an opportunity for career exploration while obtaining academic credit for the experience. 

A Snapshot of Where Our Students Have Interned

  • William King Museum
  • Strongwell
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • WCYB-5 TV
  • Academy of Country Music
  • Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Washington County, VA Circuit Court
  • Southwestern VA Mental Health Institute
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Ballad Health (formerly Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont)

Basic Elements of an academic internship

  • Students can pursue 2 to 6 credit hours of internship credit during fall, spring, or summer semesters.
  • In addition to working with the Career Services office on the internship, students must work with the academic department that will be granting the internship credit.  To determine this individual (aka Instructor/Faculty Internship Supervisor), students should work with their academic advisor.
  • Each credit hour pursued requires 40 hours of work at the internship site.  When this is broken down over the course of a 15-week semester, it is approximately 8-10 hours of work per week.
  • Internship sites must designate a Work Site Supervisor, which serves as the intern’s on-site mentor and supervisor.

Internship How-to:

  1. Find an Internship

    • There are many resources available to you to find an internship in this area, regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Visit the Career Services job search site to get started.

    • Schedule an appointment with Career Services to begin the Internship Search.

    • Plan to attend an Internships 101 event to explore the who, what, when, and where of internships.

    • Professors can be invaluable in making internship connections.  Students should ask their professors and/or academic advisor for potential internship sites.

  2. Attend an Internship Orientation Session

    • To begin this process, plan to attend an Internship Orientation Session the semester prior to the semester you will be interning to receive the required paperwork for registering your internship for academic credit.  There are typically 4 to 5 internship orientation sessions scheduled each semester.
    • Complete the Internship Orientation Session Form to designate which of the two on-line sessions you will be attending.  Sessions will be conducted through ZOOM, and students will be provided instructions for accessing the session upon registering for a session date.
  3. Complete Required Internship Paperwork

    • Students will receive all required internship paperwork, instructions, and deadlines at the internship orientation session they attend.
    • Internship paperwork includes:  
      • Internship Application (document used by Registrar to add the internship course to the student’s class schedule).
      • Internship Liability Form
      • Internship Work Plan (document serves as the official internship contract as it is completed and signed by the Intern, Instructor/Faculty Internship Supervisor, and Work Site Supervisor).
      • Student Performance Evaluation (completed by Work Site Supervisor at the end of the internship).
      • Student Critique (completed by the student intern at the end of the internship).
      • Time Sheet (completed throughout the internship and signed at the end of the internship by student intern and Work Site Supervisor).
  4. Complete Academic Department’s Internship Requirements

    • In addition to the Internship Program paperwork, academic departments require student interns to complete additional requirements such as weekly journals or a final paper.  Additional requirements vary by academic department.