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.

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

Meredith Kaffee

Meredith Kaffee

Holladay Child Development

I learned and practiced the fundamentals of ABA on children with Autism. I enjoyed interacting with the kids, seeing how their minds work. 

Drew Galloway

Drew Galloway

Florida Southern College

During my internship, I was in charge of many things such as getting the color guard, national anthem singer and get Mocsie the schools mascot to the basketball games. Also, I was in charge of making fliers and other promotion idea that were posted around campus so that all of the faculty and students knew where and when to go to attend the athletic events.

Joel Brown

Joel Brown

MidFlorida Credit Union

I learned the ins and outs of the the Human Resources Department. I was able to learn the system that they had and the different aspects of working in a workplace that was so uptempo. I was also able to complete my own projects.

Courtney Schott

Courtney Schott

Lakeland Christian School

During my internship I helped the Athletic Training Staff with the normal duties of the job. These duties included keeping the teams hydrated, care for wounds, rehabilitation and preventative actions.

Zachary Steele

Zachary Steele

Polk County Victory Offices (Republican HQ)

My internship consisted of grassroots operations for the Republican Headquarters of Polk County. Telephone polling, memo writing, volunteer coordination and other similar jobs were required of me. I learned more about the behind the scenes of a political campaign rather than doing tedious amounts of loosely related work to political campaigns.

Megan Creevy

Megan Creevy

Healthy Start Coalition

I coordinated, planned and organized community events, attended various meetings and training programs, researched trends, traits and rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection in the state of Florida and Polk County.

Karson Stavig

Karson Stavig

Lakeland Regional Health

I worked with the nurses in the pediatric emergency room and I was able to perform the skills that I learn in class such as assessments and performing venipunctures.

Lauren Dill

Lauren Dill

Holladay Developmental services

During my internship I observed the Applied Behavior Analysis that was conducted through therapy with children who suffer from autism and other related disorders. I always helped at a school for the disabled run by Holladay services in addition to learning out to do data collection for ABA therapy.

Rebecca Felt

Rebecca Felt

South McKeel Academy

I was responsible for all classroom procedures. I took on full responsibility of teaching and classroom management.

Morgan Hammett

Morgan Hammett

Sassy Soiree Event Planners and Wedding Coordinators

During my time at Sassy Soiree, I learned how to write proposals and contracts. I met with new and current clients and worked event days from set up to coordination, to break down. I networked with local and distant vendors and I represented the company at bridal shows.

Lauren Tekavec

Lauren Tekavec

George Jenkins High School

I taught in an eleventh grade American history classroom. I planned lessons, worked on classroom management and refreshed my content knowledge.

Catherine Brusie

Catherine Brusie

Hall Communication, Inc.

I worked with broadcast and promotions. We sat in on the radio shows and worked the promotional events such as Pig Fest.

Abigail Farrow

Abigail Farrow

Cleveland Heights Animal Hospital and All Creatures Animal Hospital

At Cleveland Heights I followed around the Vet tech until the doctor arrived.  When the doctor arrived I followed around the him and watched the surgeries he performed.  At All Creatures I followed around the doctor into different appointments.

Frank Adams

Frank Adams

North Carolina State University

During my internship at NC State, I worked as an assistant to the Head Athletic Trainer for the men's basketball team. I cared for the basketball players specifically in regards to treatment and rehab while under his supervision. My internship definitely helped me gain a better understanding of the content of my major. Being able to actually see the content I learned in the daily operations helped tremendously with that content sticking with me.

Monika Loret de Mola

Monika Loret de Mola

Florida Chemical Company

During my Internship, I shadowed and gained experience with a variety of analytical techniques in the Quality Control Lab of Florida Chemical Company. About half way through the semester, I spent time working on a project to compare, commercially available, agricultural residue kits, to that of the methodology of Florida Chemical Company

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

South McKeel Academy

During my internship, I taught a third grade class. I learned what was expected from a teacher and what I could improve.

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.

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