An internship is a form of instruction and learning that utilizes an on-campus or off-campus work site. Internships are work-based opportunities which enable students to apply theory and concepts used in the classroom while gaining professional experience and development of useful competencies and skills in economics and in fields related to economics (e.g., economics and supply chain management, economics and accounting, economics and finance, etc.). An internship can be quarter-long or take place over the summer. These opportunities may lead to full-time employment following graduation and help build a student's professional network. Internships can be for academic credit or non-credit, paid or unpaid. Students need to work with a work site supervisor and a faculty supervisor, particularly for students seeking academic credit for an internship.
Employers interested in posting an internship opportunity should contact Dr. Roy Savoian, Professor of Economics and Department Internship Liaison, at 509.963.1954 or email@example.com.
For additional internship information please link to CWU Cooperative Education
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