What is an Internship?

An internship is an on-site educational experience that is either directly related to your major field of study or your career interest. 

What are the minimum time commitments?

- Undergraduate Internships require a minimum commitment of 8 hrs / week for 6 months

- Graduate Internships require a minimum commitment of 10 hrs / week for 9 months

What are the steps necessary to become an intern?

  • Complete an application packet
  • Attend a panel interview
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Complete an onsite interview
  • Attend an orientation

When do I need to apply?

What are the benefits of an internship?

  • Gain valuable work experience before you graduate;
  • Develop new skills and refine others;
  • Apply knowledge gained from coursework to real life situations;
  • Reality-test your career options;
  • Meet and work with professionals in the field
  • Experience new work environments;

Do I have to be enrolled in school to complete and internship?

What can interns do?

Read more about our available internships.

Can I get academic credit for my internship?

DCJ requires that you are enrolled in a related degree program, earning academic credit for your internship. Please check with your school for requirements.


Stephanie Bolson
Volunteer and Intern Coordinator