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Internships

Internships

Salem College provides internship opportunities for students to link their academic major with practical experience in a variety of career areas. Qualified students may take internships during the regular term as well as during the January Term and in the summer. To qualify, a student must have a 2.00 G.P.A. and have completed her first year of college. Several academic majors at Salem require internships as an integral part of the student’s program.  All traditional-age students are required to complete one internship that may or may not be related to their major. 

A few examples of internships that Salem students have completed in recent years are:

  • Art History: Reynolda House Museum of American Art

  • Biology: clinical and/or research internships, the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Baptist Medical Center; Tengion; Forsyth Medical Center; Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public Health Department

  • Business administration: Pepsico, Hong Kong; Sara Lee Direct; Edward D. Jones; Krispy Kreme

  • Chemistry: Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Targacept

  • Communication: MTV Network, Studio City, CA; NBC, New York; Turner

  • Broadcasting, Atlanta; Fox Sports, Los Angeles; CBS News, New York

  • Economics: Merrill Lynch; Wachovia; Smith Barney

  • English: Children’s Theatre; Old Salem; Blair Publishing

  • History: N.C. Supreme Court; N.C. Museum of History; Legal Services of NC; Old Salem

  • Music: Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony

  • Not-for-Profit Management: The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, Museum of Art, Manchester Music Festival

  • Political Science: N.C. GOP Headquarters; Office of the District Attorney, Guilford County, N.C.

  • Religion: Presbyterian Church of Scotland; Crisis Control Ministry

  • Sociology: Maryland School for the Deaf; Winston-Salem Police Department; YMCA

  • Spanish: Missionary work in Honduras; work with local Hispanic newspaper; translating for the Department of Social Services

  • Studio Art: Logo-design work for a local biotech company

 
Students interested in planning and participating in internships should discuss their ideas with their academic advisor or the chairperson of the department of their major. The Office of Career Development and Internships is also a resource in providing orientation sessions and internship listings. The maximum number of internship course credits allowed for graduation is four.