Many Park students engage in their first internship after their first year. But before that time, it's a good idea to start networking, and perhaps shadow some professionals during the breaks in your first year.
You can start by meeting with your Career Engagement Specialist for assistance – they can help you assess your interests, strengths and skills, create a resume, participate in practice interviews, research organizations and employers, and finally search and apply for opportunities. For first year students, there's an online guide to making a four-year career plan and assessing your interests and strengths.
While each organization follows its own recruitment schedule, we recommend that a student begins the process approximately 6-9 months in advance of when they hope to participate in an internship. Students may participate in an internship in the fall, spring or summer semester.