What is an internship?
An internship is hands-on experience in a local, national, or global company that combines classroom education with real-world experience. Most internships are temporary (usually 2-3 months), though many lead to full-time positions.
Why should you get an internship?
Many employers prefer their employees have job-related experience before hiring. An internship gives you the opportunity to acquire the necessary experience and also gives you the opportunity to connect in relationships that may be beneficial to your future career.
When should you search for an internship?
Some majors at ORU require their students to engage in an internship before graduation. In Career Services, we encourage all students to start searching for an internship your sophomore year. Employers begin interviewing as early as the fall semester for internships, so start early!
How can you find an internship?
- Search below for internship opportunities. You must register or login to ORU's Golden Hire Network for more information and to apply.
- Contact the Human Resources departments of businesses you're interested in.
- Check with your academic department and professors.
Outside Internship Sources