How Do I Find an Internship?
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Internships and other experiential learning opportunities offer NCC students a chance to apply knowledge, skills, and values learned in the classroom to real life experiences in the workplace environment. These opportunities can help shape your career trajectory, expand your professional network, build your resume, and bolster your chances of securing a good job after graduation.
The Center for Career Development helps students to identify internship and job shadowing opportunities and assists employers in finding qualified students for available positions.
Looking for an internship? Schedule an appointment with us to for all of the information you need to get started.
Bethlehem Campus: 610.861.5344
Monroe Campus: 570.369.1871
Are you new to hosting internships and need help getting started? Are you interested in offering your internship exclusively to NCC students? If so, follow the link to fill out our Employer Internship Information Form and we will contact you shortly.
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Virtual Internships Available!
Though plenty of internships have been cancelled due to the pandemic, we are seeing many employers embrace a new virtual format for their internship opportunities. While a traditional in-person internship offers direct exposure to your career field and provides for face-to-face networking opportunities, virtual internships encourage more accountability and personal leadership to complete, which are valuable skills to develop.
Job Shadow Program
Look before you leap! A job shadow is an opportunity for students to explore a specific career path and experience a day in the life of an employee. Job shadows typically take place during winter break or over the summer, and include a tour of the workplace, a discussion about job responsibilities, and the opportunity for students to watch and experience a typical day on the job. During a job shadow, students will have the unique and valuable opportunity to explore their specific career interests, confirm their chosen career paths, or explore new career options within an industry.
Students interested in a job shadow opportunity should schedule an appoint with us to explore available options.
Are you an employer interested in hosting a job shadow? Fill out this Interest Form and we'll reach out to help you get started.
Why Should You Do an Internship?
Check out this Internship Infographic (PDF)
Internships Out of State
Northampton Community College is an accredited institution of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is authorized by the state of Pennsylvania.
As a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity AgreementsNCC offers online courses and internships to students located in other SARA member states, in accordance with the provisions of SARA. All states in the USA, excluding California, Florida, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, participate in SARA.
The state in which a student resides while completing an educational activity, (internship or an online course,) has authority to regulate the activity. If you live in California, Florida, or Massachusetts and wish to register for one of NCC's online offerings or participate in an internship/clinical placement, please contact us before registering to confirm if we offer those options in your state by calling 610-861-5500.
If you are a Northampton or Monroe County student living outside of Pennsylvania or intending to complete an internship or clinical placement outside of the state in a NCC program leading to professional licensure, you should review requirements on the state board website to make sure that the program qualifies.
Licensure requirements vary from state to state and you may require additional authorization from the professional licensing agency in that state. Participating in a program from outside of Pennsylvania, if not properly authorized by that state's professional licensing board, could result in loss of licensing eligibility. If you need help or have questions, please contact your program's academic department for more information