Internships & Job Shadows

One of the best ways to learn something is by doing it. Internships allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience and give you a competitive edge in your job search.

Internships

We can assist you in finding an internship that allows you to apply your classroom learning while getting hand-on professional experience. 

3 Step Process

  • Student will find an internship opportunity or part time job related to their intended field
  • Student will secure a Faculty Advisor in an area related to their field of interest
  • Student will complete the Internship Approval Form by obtaining signatures from the Site Supervisor, Faculty Advisor and Dean/Division Chair and return to the Records Office (CCB 1600)

Review the packet below for more information. 

Student Internship Packet

Informational Interviews

An informational interview is a meeting with a professional contact who can help you learn more about a career, an industry, or even a specific organization of interest. Interviewing a professional within the career you're considering, will give you a one-on-one connection to advice and information.

Job Shadows

Job shadowing can be thought of as an extended informational interview. You can get exposure to a "day in the life" of a career of interest to you to help determine if the career might be a good fit. The duration of a job shadowing experience will be decided by you and the person you’re shadowing.

Want to Arrange a Job Shadow?

Career Connections

Contact Us

Career Connections
CCB 1000
Phone: 309-268-8034
Email: career.connections@heartland.edu