Explore your interests, apply your knowledge to real-world experiences, and prepare for a career that excites and inspires you.
Inspire Your Career
Internships are building blocks for a rewarding career. They make it possible to investigate your many interests while earning practical skills—making you a more confident and prepared candidate for any role you pursue after graduation.
Our Center for Career Excellence team prioritizes connecting with you early on in your time at St. Lawrence. We get to know what motivates you, link you with like-minded Laurentians, and connect you to roles that pair your liberal arts experiences and academic strengths with real-world opportunities.
Because accessibility is a central part of our Career Commitment, we'll also help you through the process of securing funding should you choose to pursue an unpaid or underpaid internship.
Career Exploration By the Numbers
The way we see it, every volunteer experience, co-curricular activity, research project, or class is a chance to explore a career interest. We'll help you identify these opportunities and use them to your advantage.
Best Schools for Internships
The Princeton Review, 2023
of recent grads completed an internship
Alumni Network in the Country
The Princeton Review, 2023
Best Career Services in the Country
(The Princeton Review, 2020)
#20 Best Schools for Making an Impact
(The Princeton Review, 2021)
Recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within 7-9 months of graduating.
Recent grads rated internships as the most influential source for employment after St. Lawrence
Experiences and Opportunities
Summer Internships and Fellowships
As you narrow down career interests while working with our career coaches and uncover academic passions with your faculty mentors, you’ll start targeting internship opportunities that combine both. In addition to helping you apply and interview for these positions, we offer funding to make them more accessible.
These fellowships help to cover the cost of living, travel/transportation, and other expenses you may incur over the course of your internship. They make it possible for you to take on unpaid or underpaid positions so you can focus on making the most of your experience.
Individualized Career Coaching
Our coaches stay on top of emerging internship trends and new opportunities thanks to the relationships with alumni and employers they’ve built over their careers. Then, they pass their expertise and knowledge on to you.
Whenever you’re ready, you can access one-on-one career coaching from a member of our Center for Career Excellence team.
Specialized Guidance for Every Goal
Each career coach focuses on several specific industries. That means you’ll meet with a coach whose specialty most aligns with your interests. You can work together on pursuing internships in industries like:
- Business, finance, banking, sales, and accounting
- Health professions, research, and pharmaceutical
- Technology and engineering
- Sustainability, energy, and conservation
- Computer science and data science
- Marketing and public relations
- Journalism and publishing
- Media, film, and the arts
- Social impact, public policy, legal work, and government
- Teaching, counseling, and coaching
Our Top-Ranked Network is Your Competitive Advantage
Recent grads ranked our alumni network as the second-most influential source in finding employment. Only internships ranked higher.
That’s because the Laurentians driving change in their communities, leading companies, and shaping organizations around the globe are the same Laurentians who volunteer their time as your mentors. They’re eager to share their insights through a variety of St. Lawrence’s signature career programs, offering you a competitive edge when applying for internships.
You’ll have multiple opportunities to hone your networking skills while bonding with fellow Laurentians.
Leverage Your Liberal Arts and Co-Curricular Experiences
Experiences both in and out of the classroom can inform the types of internships you decide to pursue. They can also provide evidence of your qualifications. Research and independent studies demonstrate your ability to take initiative, communicate your ideas clearly, and source information. The roles you take on with clubs, organizations, and sports teams can demonstrate your ability to lead and collaborate.
We’ll show you how to leverage all the career-relevant strengths you’ll acquire by doing the things that interest and challenge you as a St. Lawrence student. Then, we’ll help you identify opportunities that excite you based on your passions inside and outside of the classroom.
SLU Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC)
Through this program, we will link you with North Country public interest and non-profit organizations to improve your ability to provide services to their constituencies and to help develop you as part of the next generation of leaders in this sector. This 10-week paid summer internship also provides on-campus housing for participants.
Internships for Course Credit
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake an approved internship, develop specific learning goals, and reflect on the experience and how it relates to your course of study and future professional goals and ambitions. Internships may be conducted during the academic year or over the summer.
Travel the world, embrace multicultural opportunities, and gain a deeper understanding of people and places. Many off-campus programs include experiential learning components, including internships.
Join representatives from the White Feather Farm (WFF) to learn about a unique experience for a Biochar Internship only open to SLU students!
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Experience the SLU Network in DC over winter break!
Interested in a graduate degree in healthcare?
Join NY Metro Diplomat in Residence, Kyla Brook, for a conversation about working in civil or foreign service with the U.S. State Department.
Champlain Area Trails is hiring a Community Engagement Intern this summer!
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Careers & Outcomes News
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Every summer, St. Lawrence students immerse themselves in the North Country community while working alongside local organizers, advocates, farmers, and business leaders, thanks to the St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLUPIC).