Career Development

Internship Program Overview

How does an employer start an internship at Clark University?

  1. Provide a Description: Create an internship description and post it on Handshake, our online job and internship database, or send it to Career Development at
  2. Hire a Student: Students will be able to access your description and apply to you directly through Handshake. Employers are responsible for hiring their own interns.
  3. Fulfill Credit Obligations (if applicable): Your intern may choose to pursue academic credit for the experience. If this is the case, there are a few guidelines and responsibilities for your organization to follow.  If the student does not pursue credit, all terms and conditions are strictly between the employer and intern.

Benefits of an Internship Program

  • Internships offer a year-round source of highly motivated pre-professionals.
  • Clark students bring new perspectives to old problems.
  • Your organization's visibility on the Clark campus is increased.
  • Internship participants are a flexible, cost-effective work force who become quality candidates for temporary or seasonal positions and projects.
  • Internships are also a proven, cost-effective way to recruit and evaluate potential employees.
  • Your organization's image in the community is enhanced by its contributions to the educational enterprise.

Internship Participants

  • Approximately 40 to 50 students participate in internships every semester.
  • Communication & Culture majors and International Development & Social Change majors are required to earn one unit of academic credit through an internship.
  • 90% of fall and spring internships take place inside of Worcester County.
  • 5% of interns are international students.
  • The majority of interns are in their sophomore or junior year.
  • The majority of students who pursue internships study the following majors: Psychology, Communication and Culture, Political Science (formerly known as Government), International Development and Social Change, Biochemistry, English, and Management.