Internships are a crucial part of experiential education — giving you the exposure, training, and mentorship necessary for a successful career in a highly competitive job market.
Florida Southern College is the only private institution of higher education in the state of Florida to affiliate with The Washington Center.
Don’t wait until after you graduate to gain experience in your field. Our students intern around the globe with Fortune 500 companies.
Here are some of the outstanding internships our students have recently completed across the country and around the world.
Big Cat rescue
I got certified to give tours, clean small cat enclosures, feed small cats, give operant and enrichment to small cats. I did chores and various products as well as helped foster domestic kittens.
At Auto-Owners, I interned in three different departments for 6 months and learned many different things such as Commercial Auto Underwriting, how a claim is handled, and I learned the mail system.
JP Morgan Chase Corporate Client Banking
During my internship, I worked on various tasks to support the division including liquidity analysis of companies to determine creditworthiness and updating of internal client records.
I worked in the Accounting department as CrossRoads Group in Akron, Ohio. I became proficient in softwares such as SalesForce and Excel. I also worked on monthly collaboration to identify market trends.
Throughout my internship, I worked in the Financial Advice and Solutions Group of USAA's financial services branch. I worked with Wealth Managers and their specific members. I also worked on a research project that I presented at the end of the 10 week program.
Pediatric Associates of Lakeland - North Side
I shadowed a pediatrician. I observed her examination of patients and learned about the treatments and diagnosis
Strawbridge Treks 2650
Managed the various social media channels for Strawbridge treks. I regularly updated their pages and helped fulfill their agreements with their sponsorships. I also helped update their website, trek2650.com to stay as up to date with trek progress.
I was a Marketing Associate at Merit. I worked with the project managers, research and strategy team, web development etc. to help various clients.
Oregon Health and Science University
I created value system matrix in coordination with online department application. Researched potential new database systems for compliance and overall management operations, created RFP, implementation plan for new system.
During the internship I was held to the same standard as a full time Financial Adviser but cut in half. I phoned prospects, set meetings, and closed policies.
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
I was able to learn about grant programs and was able to create several programs which I saw unfold in the community. I was given the opportunity to be fully in charge of a project and was able to work out all of the fine details and see it presented for review.
Polk County Board of County Commissioners
Created marketing materials for the county such as flyers, brochures and banners. Recorded interviews for PGTV.