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- 1000 Every year, Rider students complete more than 1,000 internships, co-ops and field placements as part of their degree studies.
An internship is an opportunity to gain supervised practical experience in a career field of interest. They can be part- or full-time, paid or unpaid.
How do I find the right internship?
Our Career Counselors created a comprehensive internships guide that includes everything from where and how to find quality internships to help writing query letters to sample interview questions. It’s a great place to start your search.
Do your research
If you’re serious about finding the internship that’s right for you, then you’ll need to do some serious research. Check out some of our favorite internship and job resources.
Like an internship, a co-op provides an opportunity to gain practical experience in a career field of interest. A joint venture between Rider, select employers and you, a co-op offers additional experience and training and is a full-time, paid position.
How do I find the right co-op opportunity?
Finding the right co-op is all about finding out as much as you can about the companies and positions you’re interested in. So do your research – the resources below are a great place to start. Remember, the more you know about the company and the position you’re after, the better you can target your résumé and cover letter. View our recommended resources.
RESOURCES WE RECOMMEND
Three steps to landing an internship through LinkedIn.
Internships provide unique opportunities for connecting the skills and theories learned in the classroom to experiences in the workplace.
Find internships and jobs in higher education and related fields, and get access to excellent faculty, research, staff and executive positions at employers around the country.
An international experience gives you the opportunity to live in a new culture, learn a new language, and can boost your professional appeal.
Whether you want to find a mentor or want to be a mentor, Rider has a variety of mentor programs to meet your needs, including:
Connects entering freshmen with successful, experienced, and friendly upper-level students who help them adjust to their new academic and social life at Rider.
A community outreach program of the Rider University College of Business Administration whose purpose is to advance the personal and vocational development of Trenton youth through entrepreneurship education and mentoring.
The Shadow Experience or IND 350 is a one-credit Rider course offered during January Term or Summer Terms that partners Rider students with successful alumni and community business leaders. Students take a three-hour pre-experience online seminar, log 20 - 25 hours of “shadowing,” keep a journal, and attend a three-hour post-experience seminar. If you’re ready to develop meaningful mentoring relationships, connect classroom curriculum to applied practice, and see the daily realities of the working world, sign up for The Shadow Experience.
Student/faculty collaboration is a Rider tradition. No matter what your major – fine arts, liberal arts, or science, you’ll have the chance to work alongside an accomplished faculty member, gain valuable skills and insight and have an experience you’ll both remember.