Academic Internships at Marietta College

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember;
involve me and I’ll understand." (Chinese Proverb)

An academic internship is a learning experience shaped by reflection, goal-setting, and evaluation. Performed under the mentorship of an instructor and an on-site supervisor in the work place, these experiences earn academic credit.

Academic internships are a partnership among students, faculty and employers.

Internships help the College fulfill its mission and Core Value # 4: World of Work:

Memo Regarding New Summer 2012 Internship Registration Process

MARIETTA COLLEGE maintains its founders' emphasis on education "in the various branches of useful knowledge," and we believe that the liberal arts remain the best preparation for any career. Through classroom instruction, the use of technology, independent research, and practical experiences in their chosen fields, as well as through a wide variety of opportunities to lead and serve in collaboration with others, students prepare for productive lives. "A contemporary liberal arts education" means preparation for the world of work and the ability to translate knowledge into effective action.


Did you know that…

  • according to the 2009 Association of American Colleges and Universities membership survey, 62% of universities in US report placing an increased emphasis on internships during the past five years?
  • 69% of employers said that they think that "completion of a supervised and evaluated internship or community-based project" would be very effective in ensuring that recent college graduates posses the skills and knowledge needed for success? (AAC&U commissioned survey, 2007)
  • more than 100 students complete academic internships every year at Marietta College?
  • any major at Marietta College may participate in an academic internship?
  • some majors at Marietta College require an internship?

Evans Endowed Internship Program-Funds for YOUR Internship

Washington Center Internship Program

Campus Liaison is Hilles Hughes, Career Center,

Washington Semester Program at American University

Campus Liaison is Mike Tager, Political Science,

Disney Internship Program

Campus Contact is Hilles Hughes, Career Center,


Internship Coordinators by Department