Internships

 

Collaboration. Mentorship. Exploration.
 
·         What is an Internship?
·         Internship Sites
·         Who to Contact
 
What is an Internship?
Potential employers are increasingly interested in hiring graduates who have had meaningful real-world human services experience. Hilbert has long recognized the need to prepare its human services students with hands-on, practical work experience while providing a valuable resource to public and private agencies and organizations. Representing a network of more than 50 internship sites, our community partners offer an array of rehabilitation services internships to our students. Internship opportunities exist through state agencies, independent living centers, rehabilitation facilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation units, schools, public social service agencies, and community integration agencies.
 
Offered in the junior year, internships take place during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Unlike volunteer work, you will receive academic credit for your efforts. This is a unique opportunity to make an important contribution to an organization and to demonstrate your potential value as a full-time employee after graduation.
 
Benefits of an Internship
A rehabilitation services internship provides you with the opportunity to: 
 
·         Gain valuable work experience before graduating.
·         Further explore your interest in the field.
·         Clarify your interests, strengths, and identify skills you would like to improve.
·         Find out about additional job possibilities.
·         Develop your intellectual, problem-solving and leadership skills.
·         Gain relevant experience and skills, giving you greater potential to be hired by the agency or organization
          where you intern.
·         Network with professionals in the rehabilitation services field.
·         Gain a sense of self-confidence and professionalism.
·         Bring classroom learning to life.
·         Increase your job marketability in the rehabilitation services field.
·         Narrow your focus and clarify your career goals.
 
Internship Sites
Hilbert's partnership with many local private and public agencies and organizations provides more than 50 internship sites from which to choose. Many opportunities exist through state agencies, independent living centers, rehabilitation facilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation units, schools, public social service agencies, and community integration agencies.
To find out more about internship requirements and agencies offering internships in rehabilitation services, contact:

Professor Colleen Kumiega
110 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 306    ckumiega@hilbert.edu