Career Services at Aquinas College

Internship Information for Employers

Any student at Aquinas can complete an internship for credit through the Advantage Center. Aquinas offers a number of academic programs that may be a good fit for your organization.

Why should you hire an AQ student intern?

  • Accountability - Students are required to complete at least 150 hours per semester, or about 10 hours per week
  • Learning - We emphasize receiving feedback, learning, and developing career readiness skills. Every student receives an onsite visit from AQ faculty where we discuss learning goals with the supervisor and intern.
  • Connection - Through various assignments, we’ve designed a curriculum that connects the learning in the classroom to the projects and activities of the internship while encouraging reflection and articulation.
  • Support - The Aquinas Internship Director is available to supervisors and student to address any concerns or issues.

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Internship Training Session

Employer Internship Training Sessions (EITS)

If your organization is new to hosting an intern or you would like to strengthen your existing program, attend a free training session where you’ll receive a step-by-step walk through from Hello West Michigan’s Executive Director, Cindy Brown.

Each session covers:

  • Employer benefits for having an internship program.
  • How to connect with education, workforce development and talent.
  • Things to consider before beginning an internship program.
  • How to address cultural and generational differences between incumbent workers and interns.
  • The five steps essential to structuring an internship program.
  • Best practices and frequently asked questions from an employer with a successful internship program.
  • Additional resources such as career fairs, online tools, and networking groups.
  • Input from Career Services staff at area colleges and universities.

2018 – 2019 Training Session Dates

  • October 15: 9 – 11 a.m. at Cornerstone University
  • November 13: 9 – 11 a.m. at Aquinas College
  • January 9: 2 – 4 p.m. at Calvin College
  • February 19: 9 – 11 a.m. at Muskegon Community College
  • March 19: 2 – 4 p.m. at Davenport University
  • April 23: 9 – 11 a.m. at Davenport University
  • May 13: 2 – 4 p.m. at Grand Valley State University

Register for Free Internship Training Session

Additional Resources

Hello West Michigan’s Internship ToolKit
Requirements for For-Credit Internships
How to Grow your Aquinas Intern
FAQ’s