Internships

“An internship is an important key to linking academic theory to your career objectives.”
Click here to view the Internship flyer

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, education, and health care organizations.  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.

  1. Free Internship Workshops for Businesses
  2. Student Information
  3. Employer Information
  4. Academic Departments Offering Internships
  5. Contact Information

 

1. Free Internship Workshops for Businesses: 

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We are pleased to collaborate with Hello West Michigan, Michigan Works, and multiple other colleges to offer a free workshop designed to start or enhance an internship program at your business or organization.  To register for one of these free internship workshops, please click here.

2. 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 an 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.

Hour Conversions:

1 credit hour………………..60 internship hours
2 credit hour……………….120 internship hours
3 credit hour……………….180 internship hours

How to Complete an Internship:
Procedure and Checklist

Looking for an Internship?
Internship Opportunities NOTE: The internship opportunities page is under construction as we change providers.  Thank you for your patience.  If you have questions, please contact Jared Olson at 231-777-0300

3. Employer Information

For employers who are looking for the cream of the crop among college-educated, entry-level employees, an internship program is the best way for them to build a pipeline of talented, young professionals. In addition to being a pipeline for hiring, interns fill positions and assist employers with innovative ideas and technology.

Employer Advantages:

  • Assist in changing identity from student to professional
  • Promote community involvement
  • Recruit future employees
  • Be part of someone’s education and future
  • Fresh eyes on the latest strategies and technologies
  • Excellent public relations tool
  • Maintain connections with colleges and increase visibility on campus

Note to Employers:
Once hired, the student is considered an employee of the company and is subject to the rules and policies of that organization.  The coordinator will verify employment information including start date, hours and work responsibilities.  After a student is placed, the coordinator and/or faculty representative may make a brief visit on the job site.  At midterm and at the end of the internship assignment, an evaluation will be completed by the employer which will factor into the student’s grade for their internship experience.  Students must also complete all the requirements set forth at the beginning of the assignment.

Register To Host An Intern:
Internship Listing Form

4. Academic Departments Offering Internships

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

Education Department (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

5. Contact Information

For information on Business and Applied Technology internships:

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

For information on Education Department internships:

Jennifer Jones
(231) 777-0397
Jennifer.jones@muskegoncc.edu