Internships & Apprenticeships
Internships provide an opportunity for students to learn in a real-world work environment, and are offered through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.
Employers and students benefit from learning on-the-job.
While the College offers courses in many areas of study, it can be hard to practice the skills you're learning in the classroom in a real-world, work environment. There are practical applications of skills that are best developed in the field, that can simply not be duplicated in the classroom. To learn within a workplace setting, you can pursue an internship in the career field you're interested in. Internships provide an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment, are often temporary positions, and can be paid or unpaid. The types of skills learned may range from organizational skills, people management, time management, negotiations, and much more. For these reasons alone, an internship proves to be a vital part of your educational program and development as a professional.
Area businesses and companies benefit from stronger connections to potential future employees and the ability to receive additional staff support at little to no cost.
My life before starting at Mid was all about being a stay-at-home mom, focusing on my children, husband, mother, and father. It was about what I could do to help them through whatever they needed help with.
I chose to come to Mid after the passing of my father and a push from my husband wanting to see me get on track with what I always wanted to do in life, which was college. Life showed me you never know how much time you have and I wanted to be proud of myself for something I accomplished.
My experience was great! I accomplished things that I didn't think I could do, especially being in my 30's. I met a ton of wonderful people and really enjoyed everything I learned while I pushed through some tough times in my personal life.
The instructors were really helpful and supportive, any questions or issues I had were explained and they helped me in any way they could. Some really showed me that I was capable of so much more than what I thought I ever was.
My internship helped me realize that I was capable of more than what I learned in college. I got to be able to use and work on a computer with my CAD degree, I was able to show my skills outside the office on the road through my work with paving and I've learned a great deal about our county. I wound up getting a full-time job at the same place I interned at and that meant a lot to me. I am thankful for everything that I got challenged with in life, because I realize now that it showed me how strong I was, even if I didn't feel like I was strong at the time.
- Mandy Robert, CAD Program
Mid has offered me a great opportunity to not only work in the field I am studying but to also work in my own community. It can be difficult to find promising opportunities to gain experience in your career if you are from a small town like I am, that is why I am thankful for Mid Michigan college and businesses like Weinlander-Fitzhugh for offering students the ability to internship. As a student it is great to know that Mid has your back when you are trying to reach your educational and career goals.
- Ross Wilson, Accounting Program
I hope my positive internship experience can inspire someone else to participate in an internship. I believe that an internship is a great way to get your foot in the door, gain on-the-job experience, and continue to learn and grow outside of the classroom. It's an opportunity that I feel fortunate to have and I'm glad that I get to be a part of it.
- Travis Wessel, Accounting Internship
Interested in HOSTING an Intern?
If you own, operate, or manage a business and would like to host a Mid Michigan College student-intern, start the process by filling out this quick form or contacting the Career Center at email@example.com or (989) 317-4613.
Do you have a position ready for intern?
Interested in an Internship? Check out these next steps.
- In order to be eligible for an internship, you must be enrolled in the appropriate internship course for your Program and Pathway, and have completed the MID 150: Career Readiness course. Contact your Mid Mentor today to build your internship-friendly schedule.
- Selecting and securing an internship can begin prior to the semester the internship course is taken. To request internship placement, complete the Internship Application or contact Mid's Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 317-4613.
That's it! Once you get the ball rolling our experienced teams will work with you every step of the way to secure you a successful internship.