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Internship Programs

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.