What is an Internship Broker?

An internship broker is a company that helps students find internships. In the best circumstances, the placement is guaranteed. In the worst, students pay large sums of money and do not get placed. You should be very careful about using an internship broker.

The Washington Center is, in my opinion, a broker that can be trusted. Tuition is waived by PASSHE for most of The Washington Center interns. The reduced cost makes their fee worth it in my opinion. In fact, when the tuition waiver is factored in the cost is equal to most internship opportunities.

Please be careful when using an internship broker.

Top 10: The Answer is NO!

10. Can I tear up a signed internship contract if I get offered a better one?

9. Can I intern with a relative?

8. Can I turn in my paperwork late?

7. Can I count the internship I completed in high school?

6. Can I work out of my house?

5. Can I intern in a different field?

4. Can I count time on vacation toward my 360 hours?

3. Can I intern in the fall?

2. Can I intern in the spring?

1. Can my mom call you?

In What States May I Intern?

I received a great question this morning about internships in other states. The rumor was that IUP students could not intern in California. I’m pleased to tell you that IUP students may intern in allĀ 50 states, though there are limits and conditions on interning in Florida. This situation changes all the time so don’t rely on old information. If you have a questions about internships, see me or post them to this site. I’m here to help you!