Internships are valuable, paid internships even more so. Internships help students gain professional experience, build skills and develop their networks. They can also help students decide if the field they’re working in is right for them. And compensation can relieve the financial burdens that come with pursuing higher education.
Chancellor Julie Chen is passionate about building a strong foundation of paid career-connected work experiences for students. Several River Hawks were able to take advantage of paid internship opportunities in the Office of University Relations, which develops strategic and creative marketing communications for the university. Here’s what a few of them had to say: