The King University Internship Program is designed to provide you with a real world learning experience – mostly in an off-campus setting – related to your major and potential career. For many majors, an internship is essential in helping to develop the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom. Plus, for some of our students, the internship experience can lead to their first job! To assist you in the process, we have provided answers to four of the most frequently asked questions concerning internships, and please feel free to contact the Career Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about our internship program.
What is an internship?
An internship connects classroom knowledge with a real work experience in your
field of interest. Exploring jobs in your potential major can be a critical step in making the best choice for your future!
At King University, the following majors/minors require internships:
Business - Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Sport Management. BUSA 3740 Professional Development Strategies is a prerequisite to an internship.
Education – Physical Education (non licensure) and Coaching minor if chosen as an elective.
Theatre major and minor
Youth Ministry major and minor
Why should I do an internship?
Internships add work experience and transferable skills to your knowledge base. Employers rate internship experience as one of the top reasons for hiring.
When should I do an internship?
Internships, externships and job shadowing are always a good choice. The Career Success Center recommends you begin planning in your first year at the university to have as many real work experiences as possible.
Registered internships may be used for university credit. King University allows up to 6 internship credit hours towards graduation. One internship credit equals 50 hours on site but may include research, writing or developing a database or other assignments.
Internships may be completed year round for credit or non-credit. A student may register for an internship up to the “last day to withdraw from a class with a W for that term” as shown in the Academic Calendar.
How do I apply for an internship?
The Career Success Center is available for daily walk-ins and encourages appointments. To apply for an internship, a student must meet with a member of the Career Success Center staff and complete an internship orientation.