Illinois Valley Community College is providing exposure to the real world of work. The knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and laboratory setting can be applied to real life situations confronting a person while working in the field. Students should take this opportunity to showcase themselves in front of people working in the employment environment. In this way, they can develop the confidence and self-assurance helpful in obtaining employment upon completion of their educational experience. The employer will be able to judge first-hand if they wish to offer the intern (student) full-time employment when the student graduates from IVCC. The experience provided during the internship better prepares the student for the college courses remaining in the student’s program of study by giving relevancy and meaning to the knowledge and skills taught in the classroom.

Students interested in an internship should:

• First meet with the appropriate Internship Program Coordinator  in your career field to:

a.  obtain approval for a specific internship worksite to earn your course credit and obtain your program coordinator's specific instructions of reporting hours.
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b.  obtain signature for your completed  Student Internship Registration and Tracking Form and  Student Internship Waiver of Liability Form.

• Then you are required to register your internship intent with Career Services:

a.  once your internship location/worksite is approved, and your program coordinator has signed the completed the forms listed above,
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b.  bring the forms to Career Services to finalize your internship course processing. Incomplete forms or forms missing signatures will not be processed.   Course registration forms are available in Career Services which will be needed to enroll for your internship course fee credit. 

NOTE: Tuition and standard fees per credit hour do apply to internship course registrations.

After the initial semester's payment due date, anyone registering for an internship course must pay by the Wednesday following the registration.  Wednesday registrations would be due that day.  Students registering for internship courses with any type of financial aid MUST contact the cashier department to have their tuition deferred.  Failure to do so will result in your classes being dropped for non-payment.  (It would be a good idea to contact the Financial Aid Department to let them know you have added your internship class too.)

To search for current internship opportunities in northern Illinois simply go www.collegecentral.com/ivcc   

To access other web-based internship listing services click the following links:

CollegeGrad:  https://collegegrad.com/

Glass Door for Students:  https://www.glassdoor.com/Students/index.htm

Internweb:  http://www.internweb.com/

Interesting article:  How to Find an Internship - Internships for Students, Grads, and Career Changers at:  https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-find-an-internship-2061073