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Internships

When you begin job hunting after college, you will quickly discover employers like for you to have work experience in your field. An internship is a good way to accomplish this.

An internship gives you a chance to apply what you have learned in the classroom to a real-world situation. It can also get your foot in the door with a company and allow you to network with professionals who can help you jump start your career and even become mentors.

In addition to on the job experience, an internship can help you decide if a certain career path is right for you. It can also provide more insight into an area of interest. You might even get paid for your work or earn college credit. If you plan to continue your studies, an internship can also be a plus for graduate school placement.

Internships can be full time or part time. Summer is a popular time for students to complete internships, but internships are often available during the academic year as well.

Usually, you will take part in an internship after finishing your junior year and completing your core requirements of the biology curriculum. You will need to submit a completed application form, complete a personal interview, and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 and a GPA of 3.0 for biology courses.

We can help you tailor a program that will meet your specific needs and interests.

For some programs, such as the biotechnology certificate program, internships are a requirement. Be sure to check your program requirements and plan accordingly.

The Career Center can help you find internships as well as provide tips on creating a resume and information on how to apply for an internship.

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804