Internships

Internships

 

Internships are a key part of experiential education because they allow students to apply in real-world situations what they are learning in the classroom. When hiring, employers today frequently look to see whether students have internship experience. An Internship is so important for a student’s learning, FSC guarantees an internship to its incoming freshmen.

Katie Luecht PhotoThe FSC Career Center helps students connect with companies looking for temporary help while providing students with practical experience.

 

Students can also pursue an internship through their academic departments, which frequently have connections to related industries. In the 2012-2013 Academic year, more than 250 Florida Southern College students held internships for academic credit.

The Washington Center

Florida Southern has a partnership with The Washington Center, a highly respected educational organization that provides internships and seminars to college students.

Learn more about The Washington Center  

Here are just a few examples of some of the outstanding internships across the country Florida Southern students have completed.

Emma Lasher

Emma Lasher

Platform Art

I started out running the website and social media. I then moved to running the new gallery designing the space and planning events.

Colleen Panosian

Colleen Panosian

Strategic Hospital Resources

During my time at Strategic Hospital Resources I did a lot of organizing of hospital files. I also calculated some of their Canadian taxes from previous years. My favorite job was creating heat maps for the CEO to use to call on new hospitals and clients.

Jessica Spath

Jessica Spath

United Airlines

I primarily worked with the Safety & Compliance Manager to produce a Human Factors Safety Module, that was being presented to a board within United Airlines.

Kelsey Bacharz

Kelsey Bacharz

American Cancer Society

During my internship, I was given a multitude of tasks to assist the ACS staff in preparing for their two signature kinds of events, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk and Relay For Life. There are several Relay For Life events throughout Polk County and the ACS staff at the office I was at is in charge of all of those events. Some of my assignments included painting decorations, creating flyers/invitations, and collecting information about participants from ACS's online database. I also assisted in the Wig Boutique that is in the office by helping cancer patients find wigs to use during their treatments. ACS provides up to two free wigs per patient.

Meghan Cartafalsa

Meghan Cartafalsa

Stanford University

I worked a full season of football at Stanford University. I got to see the true form of working as a certified athletic training.

Cory Miller

Cory Miller

Hope Counseling Center

I shadowed individual and couples therapy sessions, received thorough education in the differential diagnosis of mental illnesses, and reflected on what it is to be a therapist and offer therapy to others. I also read books by luminaries in the field of mental health to subsume multiple perspectives on what therapy is, its goals, methods, and limitations. My internship supervisor, whom I shadowed, also provided personal mentoring to me as a future professional in psychology, pointing out the developed and underdeveloped aspects of myself as future instruments of change.

Marissa Senzamici

Marissa Senzamici

VISTE

I helped with social media and event planning.

Kelsey Braun

Kelsey Braun

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

During my internship I worked under the artistic operations department. This required me to learn how to make greatest (schedule sheets for the orchestra), budget templates, and itineraries for guest artists.

Savannah Eby

Savannah Eby

Highlands Grove Elementary School

I taught elementary students and I enjoyed the hands-on experience. I was able to do what I had only wrote about doing in the classroom.

Joe Nuccio

Joe Nuccio

Lakeland Flying Tigers

I was the Box Office Intern and I did everything from being the IT guy, to filling out game orders, to mailing tickets, running every day reports, running a window, setting up for spring training game days.

James Gibson

James Gibson

Jordan Nicholas Elliott Inc.

I worked under the VP of marketing and I handled things like social media, marketing events and marketing material.

Haley Shaw

Haley Shaw

Lakeland Regional Health

I learned how to apply the assessment and nursing skills to real life situations.

Jacob Rosado

Jacob Rosado

Straight 8 entertainment - Nashville, TN

It showed me the different inner workings of the music industry.

Jacqueline Lundell

Jacqueline Lundell

Elementary Education

I taught the entire curriculum. I went to grade level meetings and created assessments.

Bennett Harrington

Bennett Harrington

Producers, Inc.

Interned at a full-service entertainment booking industry.  Performed tasks as assigned, in various fields.

Katie McKenna

Katie McKenna

Neighborhood ministries at First United Methodist Church Lakeland

During my internship I applied psychological theories to working with underprovided middle and high school students at an after-school program. I was in charge of all planning for the various activities during the week that relate  to the middle and high school program. I was also responsible for mediating conflict between students, staff members and parents. I lead a staff of ten college aged part time workers and delegated  responsibilities for daily tasks. I worked with students to help them build healthy lives and overcome significant challenges

Kathryn Klein

Kathryn Klein

Achievement Academy and Lakeland Regional Medical Center (outpatient services)

During my internship, I had the opportunity to shadow two different occupational therapists at two different sites. I learned the ins and outs of OT, what being an OT entails, and what kinds of people the profession deals with. I really can't sum up everything, it was amazing.

Jonathan Dennis

Jonathan Dennis

Hall Communications

I contributed to a radio morning show by finding content for the show in the form of on-air dialogue. I was also able to learn some of the ins and outs of the behind the scenes work in the promotions department including both sponsorship deals and event proposals.

Jill Sabol

Jill Sabol

McKeel Academy

I shadowed a fantastic teacher and began teaching lessons. This transition continued until I became the full classroom teacher and taught all lessons. I collaborated with the first grade team for lesson planning and focused on classroom management. I attended all school events and field trips.

Alexander Orr

Alexander Orr

Florida Southern College - Athletic Training

During my educational practicum classes, I was afforded the opportunity to have hands-on experience working with a sport's team.

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