West Georgia students in all majors are eligible to participate in a growing number of intern programs. Internships broaden the scope of undergraduate and graduate curricula by offering students a new type of community-based learning experience. Students work in business, public service agencies, and governmental institutions on a full-time basis (generally for one semester or part-time) and may earn academic credit. Internships prepare students for service in their chosen field of study, develop the student's intellectual capacity, help students understand and appreciate democratic institutions, and stimulate students toward the examination and development of personal and professional values. The internship program offers students an opportunity to address real-life problems under the supervision of professionals. Internships may be paid or unpaid.
West Georgia students, primarily in their junior and senior years or in graduate school, may participate in formal, established internship programs. Internships may or may not be paid experiences which occur any semester of the year. Information, applications and/or interviews can be obtained through the Professional Practice office. Arrangements for academic credit must be made through the academic department chair. While on assignments, students are regarded as regularly enrolled students of the Institution.
Numerous listings of internship opportunities are publicized regularly through the office's Website. Students desiring further information can come by Room 363 of Parker Hall, call 678-839-6630, or visit the Career Services homepage at http://careerweb.westga.edu.