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Internships, Externships & Co-Ops

Center for Career and Civic Engagement Internships, Externships & Co-Ops

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 University 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.

Opportunities are still available for internships, but many have shifted to a virtual format. Explore available internships through Handshake and schedule a meeting with the Center to discuss potential options. Don’t forget to keep working on your career toolkit!  There are still many ways to build your skills and get you career ready!


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 University 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.

Alumni Sponsored Internship Stipends

Alumni Sponsored Internship Stipends are made possible by the generous donations of alumni and friends of the University in an effort to assist current students as they secure internship opportunities.

Career Connections Externship Program

Externships provide Moravian University 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 typically take place 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. Virtual externship opportunities are available and encouraged.

For more information and details on registration, email


Justin Vatti

Justin Vatti ’20

For political science major Justin Vatti ’20, an internship with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) meant an opportunity to pursue his interest in policies and procedures that help his community.