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You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to connect your learning to on-the-job experience—just imagine the possibilities for your résumé!

At AACC, we want to help you set yourself apart from the competition. We do that by connecting students to a variety of unique internship programs. From working with Maryland legislators to going abroad to master culinary skills in an Italian kitchen—the possibilities are endless.

Internships are on-the-job work experiences related to a student’s major that include an employer mentor and a faculty advisor. Internships can be taken for credit or done independently without credit.

Our internships are a great way for students to: 

  • Explore a potential career.
  • Gain a competitive advantage with hands-on experience for transfer and jobs.
  • Boost confidence in your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Enhance your résumé with references from real-world professionals.

Before You Get Started

An internship search requires having an idea of the experience you want to gain and a résumé documenting your education and experience. What do you need?

I know the internship experience I want and my résumé is ready. How do I begin my search?

You can begin your search by registering on the Internship Navigator, AACC’s searchable database. Watch this video to learn how to register. Register then upload your résumé for employers to see and start reviewing internship postings from employers. 

I want an internship but I’m not sure what type of position I should pursue or how to begin my search.

Schedule an appointment with AACC’s internship coordinator to explore options. Email internships@aacc.edu

I need a résumé.

Visit Employment Services for helpful guides and workshops to develop your résumé, cover letter and interview techniques. Use these templates to begin documenting your education and experience:

I have a résumé, but it needs to be reviewed.

We’re happy to give you feedback on your résumé. Contact AACC’s internship coordinator at internships@aacc.edu.

I would like to get credit for my internship experience.

Before you start your internship, register for the internship course number 275 in your area of study. Please note the following:

  • Some internship courses have prerequisites or require the approval of the faculty advisor, so check your course listing in the college catalog for details.
  • For questions regarding whether an internship exists within your academic program, qualifies as an elective course in your major or transfers to your four-year school of choice, check with an advisor with AACC’s Counseling, Advising and Retention Services. Log in to MyAACC and use OASIS, in the self-services area, to schedule an appointment or call 410-777-2307 for assistance.
  • For areas of study without a 275 internship course, students can register for IEX 275. Before registering, contact the Internship Coordinator for additional information.

I would like additional resources for students.

Set yourself apart from the competition and be prepared for the workforce. Check out these free resources:

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Getting Started

The A, B, C’s of Internships at AACC for students contains tips to help you launch a productive internship search and sail towards your career. First, click on “Appropriate Contact” to get pointed in the right direction.

A - Appropriate Contact

Certain areas of study at AACC have a specialized internship program coordinator specifically to help students prepare for an internship in a desired profession. Students majoring in the following areas of study are required to contact their designated program coordinator—rather than use the alphabetized process below.  Visit your program’s homepage for contact information, and ask for the internship program coordinator in your major.

For internships in other areas of study, read the information below and connect with the AACC Internship Office.

If you are an international student with an F-1 Visa, please coordinate with AACC’s International Admissions Specialist for OPT/CPT approval for your internship.

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible to receive accommodations for their internships under the ADA.  For additional information, contact Disability Support Services.

B - Begin with Your Talent

Access the tools and resources we have available to promote your skills and experience. Utilize the AACC Career and Transfer Resource Center’s helpful guides and workshops to develop marketing tools: résumés, cover letters, and interview techniques, and follow up with your internship program coordinator.  

Consider contacting the AACC Internship Office to review your employment portfolio, to arrange a mock-interview, and to get hints about marketing yourself specifically for an internship experience—it is different than applying for a regular job.   

C - Chart Your Course

Discover how to earn college credit with an internship. Contact AACC’s Counseling, Advising and Retention Services to inquire about matters such as whether an internship:
     a.    Exists within the design of your academic program.  
     b.    Qualifies as an elective course in your major.
     c.    Requires prerequisites.
     d.    Transfers to your four-year school of choice.

If an internship course is not offered in your major, contact the Internship Office to explore using the Internship Experience (IEX) course series to earn college credit.

D - Database Registration/Internship Search

You can begin your search by registering on the Internship Navigator, AACC’s searchable database. Watch this video to learn how to register. Register then upload your résumé for employers to see and start reviewing internship postings from employers.

E - Express Feedback

We care about your internship experience!  We hope your internship is as empowering as those you see on this website—and if you provide us with your success story and photos, your internship might be featured here, too!  Contact us to:

  • Tell us what you are doing and how it inspires you.
  • Photo journal and document projects you work on.
  • Share reflections about a special project.
  • Describe ways your workplace mentor, faculty advisor, learning objectives helped you grow.
  • Evaluate your internship experience—and let us know what we can do better to help you and future students.

Questions?

We’re happy to help.

Internship Office

Program Coordinator

410-777-2053

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Ask in Person

Internship Office

Careers Center Building Room 314
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012

HOURS

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

OUR STAFF

Internship Coordinator
Nakia Barriteau
410-777-2475

Program Assistant
Elizabeth Gallagher
410-777-2053

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Dan Jacob

Ravinia Ramirez

Rafael Mation

Jessica Herrin