Here are some of the questions we get most frequently about service internships:
What is the difference between a regular internship and a service internship?
Often a life-changing event, a service internship provides exceptional perspective and a solid set of accomplishments that uniquely qualify you for your eventual career search or post-graduate studies.
Only the most extraordinary regular internships can compare.
How long do service internships run?
A service internship typically lasts from 4 to 12 weeks. However, opportunities as short as 2 weeks and as long as 6 months are available in some locations.
Where are service internships available?
Service internship opportunities are available throughout the United States and across the globe. The Service Internship directory includes internship positions in all 50 states and more than 20 countries.
Are internships available that match my field of study?
Whether your major is computer science, social services, education or pre-med, there is likely a service internship available that lines up with your academic and career interests.
Are service internships paid?
In many cases, service internships are paid – it will depend on the sponsoring organization. You can view current internship opportunities that are paid by browsing by salary.
Are there are any fees involved for service internships?
In some cases, mostly unique international experiences, the sponsoring university or organization will charge a fee. The fee typically covers room, board and in-country support services. Our recommendation is to use your best consumer instincts and be sure to check references if you are considering an internship that includes a fee.
Interested in learning more? Read the stories of other college students who have completed an service internship.