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Career Skills Preparation

I know where I'm going.... How will I get there?   How do I get experience?             

Internships

Internships are generally initiated by students. There are two types of internships: experienced-based and academic. The internship should contribute to the success of the employer and allow you to gain significant on-the-job learning experience.

Some internship opportunities are paid; some can be arranged to include academic elective credit when successfully completed.      

Experience-based internships (to build a résumé or portfolio) require you to locate an employer willing to offer an internship for a designated period of time and in a designated role.

Academic internships for credit are the same as those for experience-based internships, plus the following:

  • The academic internship must provide 45 contact hours at the internship for each hour of credit
  • Involve an academically challenging project that is approved and monitored by your advisor in a related class
  • Complete a journal of all activities performed
  • Represent the College appropriately at the internship site
  • Pay related tuition and fees for the College credits involved

An LFCC internship coordinator oversees all internship activities.

Employers interested in offering internship opportunities may contact at (540) 868-7110.

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Volunteer

Join clubs and organizations in school and the community in order to gain skills.