- A regular internship that you find on your own such as the ones available through CSPD and FoxNet
- A limited number of internships may be available through IBIT.
- Project-based internships: Work on a specific project for an IBIT partner firm and involve both on-site work at the company and off-site work
- Service learning: Work on a community-service project that applies classroom learning to civic engagement.
Work on a specific project assigned by an IBIT partner firm. As part of this experience you will spend time at the partner firm learning more about the project, meeting with managers, and working on parts of the project. You will also spend time on your own researching and implementing the project. These types of internships have a flexible arrangement and typically do not require you to follow a specific schedule at the partner firm. They are a new form of internship which allows students to gain experience in a more flexible manner. Project-based internships are also beneficial for firms who are interested in engaging with students over specific projects. The partner firm supervises the specific project, and IBIT provides the overall framework and structure.
Service learning uses community involvement to apply classroom theories to address community needs, and requires students to reflect on their activity in order to gain an appreciation for the relationship between civics and academics. Service-learning provides a means for students to enhance their academic program with experiential learning opportunities. It enables students to take academics out of the classroom and into the community in an effort to promote civic engagement. By working with community partners such as non-profit organizations, public schools, government agencies, campus groups, or businesses with specifically philanthropic missions, students develop skills and and knowledge that will help them to become civically responsible members of the community. The specific non-profit supervises the learning opportunity, and IBIT provides the overall framework and structure.