Why do an internship? For some students, an internship is the ultimate way to explore a career. For others, an internship is a great way to gain relevant experience that will make them a stronger candidate for employment after graduation. Still others appreciate the opportunity to earn academic credit or get paid for their internship. And some students enjoy all these benefits from their internship!Get started. Attend an Internship Information Session. If you are unable to attend an information session, you can a PDF of the information and then make an appointment to meet with a Career Services staff member.