INTERNSHIPS, Externships & Co-Ops
Internships are carefully monitored work or volunteer experiences where an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience. It is temporary work that provides on-the-job training and practical experience. Internships usually last one semester but can be longer or shorter. Some are paid positions and others can earn academic credit. Students can intern in almost any area of study in any part of the country or abroad. Internships help students get their foot in the door for their first full-time permanent position. Employers use internships as a way to gain a first look at prospective employees.
At Moravian College academic credit can be granted if the experience is completed under the supervision of a faculty supervisor and an on-site supervisor at the sponsoring organization.
Check out our Internship & Co-op Guidebook for more information.
Internships often come with real-world hours—but not real-world compensation. Stipends can help with that.
Community Based Internship Stipends
Community Based Internship Stipends, sponsored by local corporate partners, provide compensation to Moravian College students that complete internships at non-profit organizations in the Lehigh Valley area.
These stipends are intended to engage students in the community by completing an internship in their intended field while also benefitting a deserving non-profit organization. These experiences afford students the opportunity to learn more about the world of non-profit organizations and valuable work being done, while applying academic foundations to a hands-on learning environment.
- Learn more about Community Based Internship Stipend
- Student Registration Form
- Employer Registration Form
Alumni Sponsored Internship Stipends
Alumni Sponsored Internship Stipends are made possible by the generous donations of alumni in an effort to assist current students as they secure internship opportunities.
To learn how to apply for the stipend program email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Connections Externship Program
Externships provide Moravian College students the opportunity to connect with a professional in their area of interest. This program is designed to help students make educated career decisions relating to majors, job functions and industries. This program also allows students the opportunity to experience an organization first-hand through short-term job shadowing and employer site visits, therefore allowing them to make educated decisions when later selecting an industry for future employment.
Externships entail a student spending one or more days on site with an employer in the industry of the student’s interest, typically during Winter Break. In the fall semester, students can register for the program and review the sites available. Once matched with a site, students attend a preparatory information session and learn about how to connect with their site host.
Registration forms are posted on the Career for Career and Civic Engagement’s website in October and are due in mid-November. They can also be picked up in the Center located across from Prosser Auditorium in the HUB.