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Jobs and Internships
Shippensburg University is constantly connecting members of the campus community with jobs, internships and other rewarding opportunities. We’re here to support students professionally before, during and after graduation. We also work hard to maintain strong relationships with our community and prospective employers for Ship students.
Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center
The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPDC) supports all Ship students, faculty, staff, families, employers and organizations, and alumni up to one year after graduation. Its services go far beyond just helping you find a job. The CMPDC also helps you with resumes, cover letters, applications, portfolios, the interview process, professionalism, and more. The center also holds workshops and career fairs throughout the year.
Completing an internship provides excellent hands-on experience, boosts your resume, allows you to network with professionals and may even lead to a job. Internships are highly recommended for all students and some programs of study even require them. If you have interest in or questions about obtaining an internship, you should reach out to an internship coordinator in your department. Internships are centralized and coordinated within each of Ship’s three colleges.
- College of Arts and Sciences Internship Information
- College of Education and Human Services Internship Information
- John L. Grove College of Business Internship Information
Shippensburg University has many job opportunities for students on campus.
Students who are eligible may pursue work study or graduate assistantships as a way to earn money to supplement or even take the place of loans.
- Alumni job shadowing/mentoring
- The Alumni Association supports job shadowing and mentoring opportunities to connect current Ship students with alumni working in their field of interest.
- Non-credit internships
- While many internships are completed for credit, non-credit internships can also be beneficial for networking and gaining valuable experience. The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center allows students to register their non-credit internships to be recognized by the university.
- Volunteering and service-learning are great for networking and strengthening your resume. The Office of Community Engagement maintains relationships with off-campus partners to provide service opportunities.
The Office of Partnerships, Professional Experiences, and Outreach in the College of Education and Human Services assists students who need field experience in preparation for teacher certification.