Careers: Internships

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The Greensboro College Internship Program …Work Experience that Pays … Off!

Internships help students gain valuable work experience, define interests, sharpen skills, evaluate plans for employment or graduate studies and make professional connections. Frequently, internships open the door the full-time job opportunities after graduation.

  • Junior or senior status, satisfactory GPA and completion of departmental prerequisites
  • Approval of Faculty Advisor, Department Chair, Academic Advisor, the Director of Career and Personal Development, and Academic Dean on signed Internship Contract.  Copies of the contract can also be found outside the Director of Career Development’s office and in the Registrar’s Office
Academic Credit
  • Each semester hour credit requires 45 clock hours of work
  • Typically, students receive 4 credits requiring an average of 12 clock hours per week, a total of 180 clock hours for the semester (based on a 15 week semester)
  • Students may take up to eight (8) credits of internship hours towards their degree.  If a student does an internship at their regular place of employment, the internship activities must differ from normal job responsibilities
  • The Registrar’s Office enrolls students in their internship course.
Evaluation of Intern by Site Supervisor
  • Students are evaluated on their job performance by their Site Supervisor and academically by their Faculty Supervisor (blogs, academic projects/papers are required).  Each intern will be responsible for sitting down with their site supervisor near the end of their internship to discuss their performance and to complete the Site Supervisor Intern Evaluation Form.  The form is to be completed and turned in to the Faculty Supervisor by the last day of class.  The evaluation will be a percentage of the grade in the intern’s 3800 Internship Class, as determined by the Faculty Supervisor.   Copies of the evaluation can also be found outside the Director of Career Development’s office.
  • Students evaluate their particular experience and the effectiveness of the internship program in the academic portion of their internship
Benefits to the Employer
Benefits to the Student
  • Develop professional skills and build a network of contacts
  • Test out potential career choices; gain a better sense of tasks you enjoy (or don’t enjoy)
  • Connect academic studies to practical work experience
  • Gain greater confidence, independence and self-reliance

Greensboro College students have completed internships in a variety of career fields in hundreds of organizations in the Piedmont Triad area and beyond.

UNCG provides housing for students from any college or university doing summer internships in the Greensboro area.

Internships for Students with Disabilities

  • Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program- Competitive internship program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities
  • AAPD Internship program –  Each year, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) hosts two Summer Internship Programs for College Students with Disabilities in Washington, DC, providing paid travel to and from DC, paid fully-accessible housing, and living stipends.
  • ENTRY POINT! – A Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), offering internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network – Freddie Mac Internship Program – Freddie Mac, a leading mortgage finance company, partners with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to fill paid internship opportunities. To apply, you must be a recent graduate or current student at a higher education institution and you must be an individual on the autism spectrum.


Information for International Students***

Click here for information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International Students may engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internships (which can be paid) under certain conditions.  The internship must be related to the student’s degree and the student must receive some kind of credit for the internship.(“DEPT” 3800 internship course).  For CPT, students must have completed their first year at university and they must apply for authorization on their student visa and receive an updated I-20 form before they can begin their internship.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is designed to permit international students to gain practical experience in their major field of study. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) permits international students to gain this experience either before of after graduation, but restricts the total amount of time to 12 months.

To qualify for optional practical training before graduation, an F-1 student must have been in lawful status for nine consecutive months. Students may engage in optional practical training before graduation during vacation periods or during the academic year. The training is limited to part-time (20 hours per week) while school is in session. Students may work full-time (40 hours per week) during vacation periods.

***Obtaining permission to engage in optional practical training before graduation takes two to three months because students must obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) from DHS.

USA Internships: Internships for International Students

Suggested Internship Sites

Sampling of sites GC students have interned at:
Criminal Justice Internships

Guilford County District Attorney’s Office: Students interested in interning with the District Attorney’s office should send a resume and cover letter to:

William Reavis, Esq., Guilford County District Attorney’s Office, POB 10769, Greensboro, NC 27404

Internships are for Fall or Spring only  (no Summer).  Their preference is for interns who can work 3 or more days/week in the morning hours.  The cover letter should note the semester you are seeking an internship and that you are a Greensboro College student.

Greensboro Police Department- Educational Internship Program Application.

Fall semester application deadline is May 1

Spring semester application deadline is October 1

Summer session application deadline is February 1

Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Internship Application and Waivers

The application needs to be completed and submitted 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.  If chosen,  additional security training and fingerprinting will be done prior to starting the internship

Mecklenberg County- NC Carolina Court System: outstanding internship program for the motivated student.

The Trial Court Administrator’s (TCA) Office supports the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Chief District Court Judge in the overall management of the 26th Judicial District.

Interns with the TCA’s Office will meet members of the local Bar and judiciary, get an insider’s perspective on the judicial process, learn more about responsibilities and opportunities in the legal profession, improve general office skills, add a valuable experience to their resumes, and make a positive contribution to the community.

There are unpaid internship opportunities available year round, Monday through Friday, in the following divisions of the TCA’s Office: Family Court and Community Access and Outreach. Summer internships are available in the Operations Division.

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