Wednesday – November 22, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I post an internship opportunity?

It's easy, just fill out the form here. Once posted, students registered in an internship course will have access to your posting. They will contact you directly to interview. If you hire an MATC intern, an InternConnect staff member will be in touch.

 

What is an internship?

An internship is an on-site work experience that is directly related to a major. It is taken for credit as part of an academic program. Some of MATC's academic programs require an internship, while others offer it as elective credits.

 

What are the benefits of having an intern?

  • Highly motivated students
  • Quality work
  • Cost-effective staffing
  • Development of your organization's managerial talent
  • Visibility on the MATC campus

 

Do interns get paid?

Yes. Just as with regular employees, intern rates can vary depending upon experience, major and position. We recommend that interns earn 75% of the full-time rate for business, and 75% to 100% of the full-time rate for technical positions. Students on campus earn $11 to $15 per hour, depending on the position. Please see “Paid vs. Unpaid Internships" for valuable information.

 

Will students earn academic credit?

The new InternConnect Office was created to support the assertion of MATC administration that students should receive academic credit and earn a grade for their internship experience. While some academic programs require an internship, others offer elective credits. Please review this list of individual programs that have internship courses in the curriculum.

 

When are students available to intern?

Students are available to intern throughout the year. Courses run fall, spring and summer.

 Semester

Recruit

Work

Fall

April - September

September – December

Spring

September - January

January – May

Summer

January - June

June – August

 

What are the employer’s obligations?

Employers are asked to:

  • Provide a work/learning environment for students appropriate with their academic preparation. 
  • Complete a mid-semester and end of semester evaluation.
  • Allow for two site visits from the MATC internship faculty member.