Matching Employers and Interns

EFSC's Internship Office is located in the Career Planning & Development Center and provides the screening and coordination of internship opportunities for both internship partners and student interns.

By becoming an Internship Partner Site, you will be investing in the future of EFSC students and you will benefit by enhancing recruitment efforts for pre-screened future employees. Participating in an internship program is an example of giving back to the community and increasing your visibility on the college campus.

The Internship Representative maintains a complete list of Internship Partner Sites and a partial list can be viewed online.

You can also register your company with College Central Network Services — the primary job-posting service for Eastern Florida State College. It’s free and easy to register. Once approved, you can post job opportunities and view the resume database.

To be contacted by the Internship Office, complete the Employer: Internship Interest form on this page and the Internship Representative will be in touch. Before filling out the form, please review the frequently asked questions below, including the question related to a company wanting to get an EFSC intern.

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Question 1:  What is an Internship?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, an internship is a form of realistic learning that incorporates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.

Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields the students are considering as career paths. In addition, employers have the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

Question 2:  How many hours can a student work?

The hours a student spends at the internship site varies by course and program. The required total amount of time for internships ranges from 32 to 96 hours per semester.

The hours must be completed during the semester the student is registered for the course. The employer and the student will coordinate the student’s internship work schedule, with the hours recorded on the EFSC Hours Verification Log.

Question 3:  What is expected of employers participating in EFSC’s Internship program?

Employers are expected to provide meaningful duties that will enhance the student’s understanding of the career field.

Employers are expected to provide general supervision.

At the end of the internship, employer feedback about the intern’s job performance is collected.

Question 4:  Do interns receive pay?

 

Most EFSC internships are unpaid and this is preferred.

Please contact the Internship Representative at 321-433-5261 for more information.

Employers can also review the Department of Labor - Internship Fact Sheet which provides more information about unpaid interns.

Question 5:  Does your company want to get an intern?

 

The Internship Office places interns for select programs.  View the Internship Course List web page to check if your business employs workers with the degrees and/or certificates listed. If so, there is a possibility that an intern could be placed with your organization.

The first step in Eastern Florida State College's process of matching employers with interns is to fill out the Employer Internship Interest Form on this web page. Once submitting the form you will be contacted by the Internship Office Representative.

For program guidelines and additional information, please contact the Internship Representative at 321-433-5261.

Please note: If you do not see a program on the Internship Course List page that matches your area of concentration, you may post internship opportunities and job openings on the EFSC job/internship board through College Central Network.

Career Center Contact

Lisa Schuler, Internship Representative
Cocoa Campus Career Center
Building 12 (Library), Room 307
schulerl@easternflorida.edu
321-433-5261

Employer: Internship Interest

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