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School of Technology

Grinstead Building, Room 009
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4436
Fax: 660-543-4578
Email: Dr. Ronnie Rollins

Technology Internships

The Technology Internship program within the College of Health, Science and Technology at UCM offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to earn valuable work experience within their academic discipline prior to graduation. Internships provide an excellent way to gain valuable work experience and bridge the gap between the academic world and the working world.



What is an Internship?


An internship involves off-campus work with an employer such as a company, public agency, the government, etc. in which you work for them and are treated as a regular employee with similar duties and responsibilities as other employees. This provides interns with real world experiences that reinforce and supplement the theoretical and practical classroom experience. To best provide a wide variety of learning experiences for interns, it is desirable that the intern's work experiences offer exposure to a variety of areas/departments within the company during the course of the internship. The most rewarding internships typically offer a training rotation through all areas and departments within the company, and then assign the student to do actual production or managerial work within the organization.


How Do I Find an Internship?


The experience of networking, applying, interviewing, and finally securing the internship is an important part of the learning experience. Therefore all interns are required to seek and secure appropriate employment for their own internship. This must be approved by the program coordinator in their major. Prospective interns are encouraged to use all of the resources available to secure their internship: UCM Career Services, faculty in their major, career fairs and expos, contacts through field trips, industry speakers on campus, student organizations, networking and professional conferences, trade organizations, etc. While UCM faculty and staff make a concerted effort to keep students informed of internship opportunities, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to secure a challenging and rewarding internship. Students are strongly encouraged to seek out internship opportunities early in their college careers. See the forms  and procedures page for more information.


For more information on Internships,

Dr. Ronnie Rollins
Technology Internship Interm Coordinator
Grinstead 009,
University of Central Missouri

School of Technology
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Phone: 660-543-4439
Fax: 660-543-4578