Internships

“An internship is an important key to linking academic theory to your career objectives.”

The Internship program at Muskegon Community College is an academic program in which classroom study is combined with career related work experience.  These real world opportunities are with business, industry, and health care organizations to mention a few.  Students who participate must meet the eligibility requirements determined by faculty within their chosen discipline of study.  Internship students earn academic credit and learn to apply classroom skills while establishing professional contacts with employer on the job.

Student Information

Internships are all about getting relevant work experience, networking with people, putting theory into practice, and gaining an understanding of what employers look for in terms of soft and hard skills.

Student Advantages

  • Increases marketability after graduation from experiences gained on the job.
  • Enables students to make informed career decisions while “testing” an employment opportunity in their field of study.
  • Refines interpersonal and teamwork skills by meeting, working and socializing with diverse groups of people.
  • Earn academic credit and strengthens resume with acquired skills.
  • Teaches valuable job search skills such as resume writing, employer search, and interviewing techniques.
  • Establishes professional contacts with employers.
  • Develops confidence and self-esteem through “hands-on” training.

Eligibility Requirements

The criteria that must be fulfilled before acquiring a internship are as follows:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled student at Muskegon Community College.
  2. Have a GPA of at least a 2.5.
  3. Successfully completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in major field of study or completed the degree career program requirements as mandated by department standards, and
  4. Successfully completed a total of 30 hours of credit toward your degree.

Academic Departments Offering Internships

For information on the following required or recommended programs where internships are possible, contact:

Jared Olson
Workforce Training and Internship Coordinator
Office of Academic Affairs
Room 1112
(231) 777-0300
jared.olsen@muskegoncc.edu

Business Department (Required)

  • Biomedical Electronics Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Biofuels Technician Certificate
    Grounds Maintenance Certificate
  • Broadcasting and Multimedia/Technical AAS
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Network Technology
  • OSE Administration
  • OSE Information Processing
  • OSE International
  • OSE Legal
  • OSE Medical
  • OSE Medical Office Management
  • Web Design

Business Department (Recommended)

  • Accounting/Office Management
  • Criminal Justice/Geospatial Technology AAS
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Management
  • Criminal Justice/Geospatial Technology ASA

Applied Technology (Recommended)

  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Electronics Technology
    Industrial Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Broadcasting and Multimedia/Performance

For information on the following required programs where internships are possible, contact:
Jennifer Jones
(231) 777-0397
Jennifer.jones@muskegoncc.edu

Required

  • Child Development Associate
  • Early Childhood Education Instruction Assistant, Special Education
  • Family Child Care Certificate (ITC)
  • Instruction Assistant/Special Education Certificate
  • Infant-Toddler Certificate
  • Teacher Aide/Paraprofessional Credential
  • Instructional Assistant, Autism Certificate

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