The AMSC Student Internship Program
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. The AMSC internship program is designed to enhance students' academic and personal development in preparation for careers. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable, real-life experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. These experiences also give students the ability to build a network of professional contacts and cultivate mentoring relationships with professionals. According to surveys conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook, employers indicated that they hired 32% of their interns as full-time employees. Employers also report that approximately 54% of their new hires had internship experience.
The Office of Special Programs offers services to assist students in finding internship opportunities, including training and mentors to ensure student interns' success. Internships are available in a wide range of areas; there are both paid and unpaid opportunities for students to pursue. In addition, some internships can be used for academic credit, while others can not. It is important that students select the type internship that best aligns with their academic goals. These arrangements will be worked out through the internship process. Information is provided below to assist with getting started in the internship process.
To be eligible, students must have the following qualifications:
- currently enrolled AMSC student, (Student must remain enrolled throughout the internship.)
- sophomore or above (meaning earned a minimum of 30 credit hours)
- must be in good academic standing; maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 (Note: Some employers have higher GPA requirements)
- work with an internship advisor or mentor, to ensure success
*Note: In addition to the AMSC internship eligibility requirements, students must meet the requirements set by potential employers.
Step 1. Click here to download the internship application.
Step 2. Email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the application is processed, an email confirmation will be sent and a meeting will be arranged to complete the process. Applicants must submit a resume, participate in a mock interview process, and business etiquette workshop prior to being granted full approval to participate in the internship program.
Sponsor an Intern
If you are interested in sponsoring interns from Atlanta Metropolitan State College, please contact an internship program representative below.
Linda Howard, Internship Coordinator
Natasha Johnson, Special Programs Director