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Experiential Learning - Employers

Experiential Learning - Employers

​​​​​​Students in classroomHow an Internship Will Benefit Your Organization

  • ​​An intern’s fresh perspective can shed light on opportunities that are currently not being utilized, as well as help solve old problems
  • ​Internships allow employers to cost-effectively “test drive” interns as potential employees
  • Hosting an intern will help determine if there is enough additional work to support hiring someone full time
  • With an intern working on temporary/seasonal projects, the professional staff can pursue bigger projects
What Is an Internship?

Internship: A temporary, hands-on working and learning experience designed to prepare an individual for a particular career field.


General Internship Agreement (Non Credit-Bearing)

Every student participating in a non credit-bearing internship must provide documentation prior to the start of the experience. The Internship Agreement should be reviewed and signed by all involved parties:

  • Participating Student
  • Internship/Experience Site Supervisor 
  • Office of Career Development

The student should return the completed form with an Internship Position Description to the Office of Career Development located in Warner 226.​​
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Create a Position Description

The purpose of the internship position description is to provide a framework to what the intern will be doing throughout the experience.  An internship position description should include:​​​

  • ​Internship position title
  • C​ompany/Organization name and location
  • Intern supervisor name, title, and contact information
  • Preferred major or program of study
  • Primary duties/responsibilities of intern
  • Position requirements and/or Preferred skills and experience
  • Number of hours student is expected to serve in the internship—if not set by the academic program of study
  • Daily hours per week/days per week service is to take place
  • Internship start date/end date
  • Wages employer is to pay intern per hour/week/month—if applicable
  • How a student is to apply for the internship
  • Consider identifying special projects such as writing assignments, evaluating or processing data, creation of a project or special report for the internship site organization, etc.

​Post Your Internship Opportunity

  • Visit our electronic job board powered by College Central Network at www.collegecentral.com/cotc
  • Once registered, you can post your internship opportunities to Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.  An employer help sheet for use of the site is located here​. 

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