An internship is a planned work experience in which the student has learning goals. It is designed to offer a student the opportunity to work in a pre-professional position related to his/her major or career goals. The intern's work is monitored by a faculty member at Lock Haven University and a supervisor at the internship site.
Internships offer employers the opportunity to have a student help them in a pre-professional capacity, often working on a project or providing services. At the same time, employers assist students in developing their professional skills.
An internship is a valuable part of a student's educational experience, and it serves many functions. During the internship, students actively reflect on what they observe and learn. Internships provide hands-on experience in the field of study. Students often return to the classroom with a new perspective. Often internships provide valuable contacts after graduation. Some students find that internships focus their careers.
Located in Lock Haven, PA, the university is about 30 miles from Williamsport and State College. Lock Haven University partners with a variety of businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies to provide internships.
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