Internship Program

Unity College Internship Program

Once viewed as simply a resume builder, internships have now become an integral part of the learning experience, serving as a way to help achieve deliberate learning goals, provide structured reflection on career choices, and allow for focused professional development.

Internship Quick Facts

  • Employers made full-time offers to 56.5% of their interns.
  • ... and retained 88.9% of these hires after one year. 
  • 50% of our graduates stated that internship experiences helped secure their employment.
  • Internships were undertaken by over 160 Unity College students in over 25 countries.
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Internship Forms:

Internship Program Handbook Unity College
Internship Agreement Form Unity College

Why do an internship?

  • To develop skills, confidence, and professional contacts that cannot be achieved in a classroom setting.
  • To perform work in a short-term capacity, enabling students to identify their strengths, areas of growth, and areas of interest.
  • To facilitate personal reflection on work experiences through the development of an internship portfolio and worksite supervisor evaluation.
  • To integrate classroom theory with professional learning experiences.

Unity College interns receive ongoing support and feedback from both on-campus faculty sponsors as well as worksite supervisors. Although not academically required by all majors, internships may be used to earn elective credit while gaining experience.

Where can I do my internship?

Unity College students are making the most of their experiential learning opportunities by traveling around the world to work with organizations such as the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Operation Wallacea Research in Indonesia, or the Manatee Rehabilitation Centers in Belize. Students also use this experience to set themselves up for full time employment opportunities working for agencies such as the Maine Warden Service, the National Park Service or ReVision Energy. Explore the map below to see what kinds of internships are available all over the world. 

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Internships lead to real jobs after college

2013 Internship & Co-op Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) notes that employers made full time offers to 56.5% of their interns, and respondents who hired interns/co-op students from their own programs retained 88.9% of these hires after one year. Conversely, for hires with no internship/co-op experience at all, slightly less than 80% were retained. And according to a recent Unity College alumni survey, over 50% of our graduates stated that internship experiences helped secure their employment. 

What are students saying about their experience?

This year's Unity College Internship Showcase had over 70 students presenting their final projects. Below are the blogs of some of the interns. 

clinic staff doing the work-up on one of the Leopard Boys

Earlier this year, the Cheetah Conservation Fund offered me a full-time position as a research technician!

Sass Linneken in Iceland

Follow Sarah Linneken, a Unity College Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship recipient, as she spends a semester abroad living in a sustainable community in Iceland.

Unity College Bear Study Research Program

I have decided to create and implement a protocol for a Capture-Mark-Recapture technique called a hair snare.

Makayla Syas

Makayla Syas gives us a GoPro view of her summer Internship at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in New York. 

African Adventure

A big event for the 40th anniversary of Chipangali's opening had been planned and we were all split up to help with preparations for that. 

Unity College Internship at Dairy

This summer has absolutely flown by, as I was privileged to serve as Herdsperson in Training on a dairy farm in Wisconsin...

Adventure Therapy

Dale Pitre graduated from Unity College in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree with coursework based in Adventure Therapy. Dale entered Unity as a non-traditional student.