Broaden Possibilities

Elgin Community College's robust internship program helps prepare and match well-qualified students with excellent local and national internship opportunities.

Students gain relevant work experience in their programs of study, and companies build a recruiting pipeline with up-and-coming professionals – a win/win for everyone!

Student Intern Benefits

  • Apply what you are learning in your courses in a real-world environment.
  • Increase your experience and skills in your chosen career field.
  • Build your soft skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Grow a professional network.
  • Learn about a company.
  • Solidify your career goals.
  • Gain a competitive edge in the current job market.

Student internship interest form

Employer ROI

  • Identify qualified candidates in a variety of career pathways.
  • Host enthusiastic students who are studying the most recent technologies and strategies.
  • Use a cost-effective way to enhance your team's strengths and increase productivity.
  • "Test drive" potential employees and build a recruiting pipeline.
  • Work with students who know the importance of soft skills.
  • Be a mentor to the future workforce.

Employer internship interest form

Employer Opportunities

Internships allow students to explore career possibilities and develop the skills needed to succeed!

Employers: Get Started

  1. Review the Employer-Sponsor-Handbook.
  2. Review the Fair Labor Standards Act (Fact Sheet #71).
  3. Posting your Internship Positions:
    If you have questions or would like to discuss an internship relationship with ECC: If you already have an Internship Description and are ready to go: