Connect to Your Career
Internships can be a big stepping stone to your career. Ninety-four percent of employers are more likely to consider hiring recent college graduates who have completed an internship, according to research from the Association of American Colleges & Universities.
Boost your career success with a Gwynedd Mercy University internship. We’ll show you how.
Start Your Career Faster with a GMercyU Internship
We help ensure your GMercyU internship is just what you need to jumpstart your career.
- Gain key work experience and references. Your internship will be an opportunity to learn, network, and demonstrate your growing knowledge and skills within your field. Many students receive job offers and recommendations based on their internship performance.
- Access top employers in the Philadelphia area and globally. GMercyU students have interned at the NBA, Merrill Lynch, Aetna, KPMG, Larson Allen, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Philadelphia Zoo, NBC 10 Philadelphia, WMMR 93.3, YMCA, and many other employers.
- Get plenty of support. Faculty advisors recommend internships based on your career goals, establish learning outcomes with you, and meet with you throughout your internship to discuss how you’re doing and answer your questions.
- Do more than one internship. We encourage many students to complete two internships to strengthen their resumes and build their networks.
Internship Process and Requirements
Internships are available to students in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business. They are optional for most majors. However, some Arts and Sciences degree programs require students to complete an internship.
To earn credit, students complete a series of journal entries and a final report discussing how they met their learning outcomes. They also meet with their faculty advisor throughout their experience. On-site supervisors complete a mid-term and final evaluation that faculty advisors evaluate.
Students can earn varying credits for their internship experience depending on how many hours they complete. A student must complete 120 hours to earn three credits.
Talk to your faculty advisor to learn more about requirements.
Ready to get your internship underway?
- Visit our College Central job board to review open opportunities
- Schedule a time to meet with your faculty advisor or staff in the Career Development Center to discuss what you’re looking for
- Fill out an internship application. The application for Arts and Sciences students is available online. The application for Business students is available from your advisor or the Career Development Center.
The Career Development Center is located in the Keiss Library & Learning Commons.
Hours: Mon - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Contact our office for additional hours.)
Phone: 215-646-7300, ext. 21230