KLINGLER COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES INTERNSHIP OFFICE

Mission:

The Arts and Sciences Internship Office at Marquette University is dedicated to helping students in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences integrate their knowledge and experience through internships. The College has a broad range of students with diverse academic interests and strong skill sets, including: creative thinking, critical analysis, written and verbal communication, and leadership. Our office advises and supports students through the internship search process so they are equipped to find positions that fit their educational and professional goals and prepare them for successful future careers.

Whether you are a student hoping to secure practical work experience or an employer who would like to connect with Marquette's Arts and Sciences students, we encourage you to explore our website for more information. Students will find helpful advice and tools under our "Student Resources" link. Employers can find out about how to post internship opportunities by clicking on our "For Employers" link. Both students and employers should check out our Career Ready Internship Program. This program was generously funded by a grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, which was awarded to the College in 2015. It is designed to provide monetary support to students with financial need, allowing them to gain valuable work experience in otherwise unpaid internship positions. Explore the links above to see if you are eligible to participate.

 If you have any questions, please contact our Arts and Sciences Internship Coordinator, Sarah Curry at sarah.curry@marquette.edu or 414-288-4434.

APPLY NOW!
We are currently accepting applications for the Career Ready Internship Program for the Summer and Fall 2017 terms. Find out whether you qualify, and apply today. Applications are due: March 27th!

 

STORIES FROM OUR CAREER READY INTERNS:

Kalyn Gackowski

Kalyn Gackowski
Genetic Counsling Intern at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Summer 2016

"People have always told me that you will always take something with you in every position you have. I can say that after doing my internship, this statement is very true. Over the summer of 2016, I was a genetic counseling intern at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Overall, it was a great experience. Going into the internship, I had a few ideas of what I was going to get out of this experience. I thought I would expand my knowledge about genetic disorders and get a feel for the field to see if it was a good fit for me. I did get that out of my experience, but I also gained insightful advice about how to make a graduate application stand out, and most importantly I realized the skills I needed to develop now and things I could be doing now to prepare myself not only for a career in genetic counseling but for the professional world. These skills included working on effective communication in the workforce (writing effective emails, networking, and phone calls) as well as building up some leadership skills so I can work effectively on teams.  

I will be honest, a few months after my internship, I found out that genetic counseling wasn’t the right path for me. It wasn’t for a while that I could admit that to myself because it was a good experience and I researched the field for three years. It’s a hard choice, but a brave choice to trust your instinct and look at other options. I think that is a valuable component of internships; you can test drive a field and learn about what you want with less risk. I could have continued and entered into a master’s program and then realized at that time that this isn’t the career for me.

I still have taken a lot from my internship even if it caused me to look into different career options. After reflecting on my experience, I had the chance to realize what I did and didn’t want in a career. It’s not an easy task to self-reflect and know exactly what you want, but that is what exploration is for. I tried something and learned that what I thought I wanted, truly wasn’t me.  I will be graduating this year, and the biggest piece of advice I can provide to anyone on a career journey would be: Careers are fluid. As you grow and develop, your interests will change and that is ok. Because of my internship, I am on a new path, and I am much happier. I am excited to interview, explore, and find a career where I can make a difference."