Employer Resources

Employer Resources

Our candidate pool includes students pursuing an associate degree in the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Support Technician
  • Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems
  • Dietary Management
  • Sustainable Brewing
  • General Marketing
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Software Developer

Programs that students can complete an internship as an elective:

  • Animation & Game Art
  • Chemical Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Electrical Technology
  • Illustration
  • Multi-Media/Video
  • Web Design & Development

Are internship positions paid or unpaid?

Internship positions can be paid or unpaid, and the experiences gained are highly valued by students. Please bear in mind however, that many students are working to support themselves or their families while completing their education. They must also pay tuition for the credit hours they are earning for their internship. Although not necessary, compensation is appreciated.

How long is an internship?

A minimum of 48 hours of work is required for each credit hour the student is earning (typically 2-3 credit hours). The length of an internship and the number of hours per week is determined by a combination of the needs of the internship site, the availability of the student, and the number of credit hours needed by the student. Usually a student fulfills the internship requirement within a 16 week semester. However, an internship can be started at any time.

What are the benefits to my company or organization?

Kalamazoo Valley students bring the most current technical knowledge and skills to the workplace. They're up-to-date on the newest processes and acceptable practices and bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas, and creativity with them. As an internship site you're helping to develop the local workforce and influencing the educational process. You'll have the opportunity to communicate business and industry needs through the internship coordinator as we build partnerships between business and education. Many organizations also take advantage of internships to evaluate potential employees without making a long-term commitment.

How does a student qualify for an internship?

To be eligible for an internship students should have successfully completed approximately 75% of their program's core courses, have an overall grade point of 2.0 or higher, with at least a 2.5 grade point in their program classes. If a student needs assistance finding an internship site, the student is required to have both an Instructor Recommendation form completed and an updated resume on file. Pre-screening of applicants for particular skills and knowledge can be requested.

How can we get involved?

For more information contact the internship coordinator, Monica Koning at 269-488-4344 or mkoning@kvcc.edu.