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Student Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program at BC.
  • Completed 24 college credits.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Complete mandatory orientation. Orientation dates are posted at www.brow​ard.edu/ccn, the College’s online job board.

Please note: Students pay the standard tuition rate for a (3) credit internship course. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

 

International Students Participating in PAID Internships (Paid internships are not guaranteed):


International students in F1 visa status are eligible to participate in a paid internship if they meet the following requirements:
  • Have one year in valid F1 status.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • The internship is an integral part of the student's degree program.
  • Students must be enrolled in the internship class for the term they will be employed.
  • Must have been offered a job and have the name and address of the employer.
To apply for the internship approval, please contact the International Student Admissions Office for an appointment at (954) 201-7467 or (954) 201-7468.

 

Benefits of an Internship:

  • Earn (3) academic credit.
  • Gain practical experience and job knowledge.
  • Explore career opportunities related to your field of study.
  • Network and make valuable contacts in your professional field.
There are various ways for BC students to participate in an internship. The Internship EDGE Program is a “for credit” internship which is channeled through the Career Centers and the District Academic Affairs department. Other internships are managed through discipline departments. The info-graph below outlines the path you should take in order to participate in an internship.

 interships infographic

 Internship EDGE Program

 

 

Get Started: 

Steps To Apply
  1. Register for the Broward College online job board at www.broward.edu/ccn and upload a current resume.
  2. Complete MANDATORY internship orientation. Dates are posted at www.broward.edu/ccn.
  3. Secure an internship related to your field of study. It is up to the student to search for, and secure an internship. The Internship EDGE office works with employers to post internship opportunities specifically for BC students at www.broward.edu/ccn.
    • Students also find internships on their own by calling companies/organizations for which they would like to work. Internship opportunities are also posted in employment sections of newspapers such as the Sun-sentinel, and employment search engines such as www.indeed.com.
  4. Obtain internship offer letter on company letterhead and bring it to a career center personnel.
  5. Meet with a faculty internship advisor to complete the internship process. The Internship EDGE office will match you with the appropriate Faculty Internship Advisor. 
Student Responsibility

Students are required to complete the following if they are offered an internship:

  • Meet with assigned Faculty Internship Advisor to create measurable learning outcomes, review internship course book, discuss mid-term and end-of-term projects, and sign the Broward College Internship Agreement.
  • Pay for internship course after being registered by the Internship Office.
    • Career Center Coordinator will send request for student to be registered for appropriate internship course.
  • Arrange a consultation with the workplace site supervisor to obtain signature for the Broward College Internship Agreement, discuss learning objectives and job duties, create work schedule, and discuss employer expectations.
  • Perform appropriate professional-level duties and responsibilities under the supervision of workplace site supervisor, keeping a time log of work hours.
  • Communicate and meet with Faculty Internship Advisor throughout the internship concerning job duties and responsibilities, work schedule, mid-term project and end-of-term project, and any concerns that occur during the internship.
  • Submit all paperwork and completed assignments promptly to the Faculty Internship Advisor.
  • Fulfill the required amount of working hours (144 hours for 3 credits).
  • Display a high level of professionalism throughout your internship experience.
BC students recently completed internships with the following employers.
  • BECON TV
  • Broward College – Public Relations
  • Channel 10 WPLG
  • City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida Panthers
  • Memorial Regional Hospital
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Ocean Drive Magazine
  • Power 96
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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