• Internships: Outcomes

  • The Internship Sectors and Pay Status of STEM Majors

    In which sectors were STEM majors most likely to have had an internship or co-op? And were their internships paid or unpaid?

    Internship/Co-op Experience of STEM Students

    Among STEM students, computer science, engineering, and environmental science majors were the most likely to have had an internship/co-op experience.

    Unpaid Internships: A Clarification of NACE Research

    NACE research has found a strong positive relationship between a student having an internship and an increased probability of receiving a full-time job offer while searching for a job prior to graduation. NACE data to date, however, have not allowed for a full analysis of the relationship between having an unpaid internship and the prospects for full-time employment after graduation.

    Class of 2013: Majority of Graduating Seniors Took Internship or Co-op During College Career

    Nearly two-thirds of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 took part in an internship or a cooperative education assignment during their years pursuing a bachelor’s degree, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Student Survey.

    How Interns and Co-ops Spend Their Time

    Since employers report that the main focus of both their experiential education programs is to recruit entry-level college hires, it’s not surprising that interns and co-ops spend most of their work time on meaningful tasks.