Albright at a Glance
General information about academic information, programs of study, student services, and admission to Albright.

Student Internships at a Glance

Internships at Albright range across the curriculum, placing students in a wide variety of professional settings, including:

Bayer Corporation
Berks AIDS Health Network
Berks County Intermediate Unit
Autistic Support Classroom
Berks County Juvenile Detention Center
Berks County Public Defender's Office
Bureau of Forensic Psychiatry
Caron Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers
Center for Strategic Studies, Washington, D.C.
The Environmental Protection Agency
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Company
Morgan Stanley
National Institutes of Health
Office of the Corporate Counsel,
Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia Eagles Football Team
Reading Eagle (newspaper)
Reading Hospital & Medical Center
Reading Phillies Baseball Team
Reading Police Department
Salomon Smith Barney
The Senate Republican Policy Committee
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research,
Geneva, Switzerland
U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
U.S. Marshals Service
Walt Disney World
White House Office on the Environment
Wistar Institute for Human Gene Therapy

An internship is a practical, professional work experience that encourages students to participate in the daily operations of business, industry, government or nonprofit organizations. Internships have been designed to integrate liberal arts academic components with on-the-job experiences, both on and off campus.

Each department provides different levels of internships. Prior to registration for an internship, a proposal form must be obtained from the Registrar's Office and completed and returned by the student. The approval of the appropriate sponsoring instructor and department chairperson must be included.

Each department decides the total number of internships that may be counted toward concentration requirements; a total of two internships may be counted toward graduation. Internships may not fulfill general studies requirements. Some form of written reaction or assessment of the internship is considered essential. A minimum of 11 on-site hours per week or an appropriate substitute are required for one course. Additional hours may be required at departmental discretion. All students not on academic probation are eligible to apply for internship participation, but acceptance is at the discretion of the sponsoring academic department. Students are limited to one course at any one level noted below.

Introductory Internship

Internships at this level are intended to allow a student to pursue specialized interests through a structure different from those of more traditional courses. Work at this level is exploratory in nature and need not be directly related to a major. No superior competence or experience on the part of the student is assumed.
Intermediate Internship

Work at this level is designed to allow the student to gain experience and improve competency in an area of concentration. The activities associated with this type of internship require the student to have completed at least introductory concentration course work.
Advanced Internship
Internships at this level involve a great degree of responsibility and involvement. Enrollment requires the student to have completed extensive course work in an area of concentration.