About the Organization
Handshake is the leading career community for college students in America. Today, the Handshake community includes 14 million students and young alumni at over 800 universities – including 120+ minority-serving institutions. We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with 400,000+ employers recruiting on Handshake – from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know.
About the Program
An internship is a work or service experience related to a student’s major or career goal
that integrates the knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills
development in a professional setting under the supervision of practicing professionals. Internships give
students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional
fields they are considering for career paths. A distinguishing factor of internships, from a
temporary job or volunteer position, is that internships have intentional “learning objectives”
and deliberate mentoring by a subject matter expert in the industry.