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Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 8 am - 7 pm
Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am - 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

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If you have  been hired as a Disney College Program Intern, please contact the MCC Business Dept. to receive credit at MCC.

Students, are you learning about the value of internships, trying to find an internship, or applying to receive college credit for your internship experience? Career Services is here to help! We can help with your internship search by referring you to potential internship opportunities. We also help students polish their resumes while learning interview etiquette. Career Services continues to seek ways in which to expand internship opportunities for MCC students and to reach out to the MCC business community.

Why Internships are so Important!

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 62% of students who completed an internship indicated they “definitely would” (36%) or “probably would” (26%) accept an offer for a full-time position from their most recent internship employers.  NACE Survey Report Hotlink

What Qualifies a Position for Internship Credit?

MCC Career Services offers a number of ways to find an internship.  Most students will find an internship through our list of local Internship Partners.  But you may wonder whether a job you currently hold, or another position not listed on our sites, can qualify for Internship College Credit.

Student Internship  Proposal Packet

If you are proposing an internship for MCC credit, complete this packet.

Risk Management Forms:

For guidelines and questions, contact Debby Smith, Internship Coordinator, by  email at debby.smith@mesacc.edu.  Or, stop by MCC at Red Mountain Career Services in the Mesquite Building, Enrollment Services.

Every student who earns credit through the Career Services Internship Program must have a set of learning objectives that need to be fulfilled.  These objectives are outlined by your academic faculty and found in your course syllabus.  These objectives may include:

  • Learn key skills required in your industry
  • Gain a knowledge of core activities
  • Learn how organizations measure success
  • Discover career paths in industry
  • Learn the organization’s culture
  • Learn the organization’s chain of command/hierarchy
  • Learn the organization’s policies/procedures
  • Learn how the company communicates with its customers/target audience

What Every College Student Should Know

  • Student Studying On Campus by treeStudent studying about internships on campusAll internships are learning experiences – some may be paid while others may be non-paid depending upon industry trends.
  • Make the most out of your internship experience by timely, quality work and applying critical thinking
  • Gain real world experience and learn new skills while earning college credit
  • Build your resume, portfolio, and/or curriculum vitae as well as collecting letters of reference
  • Network and make new connections in the industry for any future job seeking opportunities
  • Most employers (58% or more) are more likely to hire interns --- be professional

Student Tips

  • Seek out challenges and demonstrate a desire to learn and develop
  • Be respectful and courteous and make a positive impression
  • Ask thoughtful questions and express your interest in learning more
  • Treat your internship experience as if it were an extended job interview

Available Internship Disciplines & Majors

(Including and not limited to the following)

  • Accounting
  • Web Development
  • Communications
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Graphic Design & Art
  • Publishing
  • Automotive
  • Office Receptionist
  • Business Intern
  • Computer Networking
  • Audio Productions
  • Fashion Design
  • Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Radio & TV
  • Health Care
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Fashion Design
  • Catering
  • Photography
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

For Internship Site procedural guidelines contact, Debby Smith, Internship  Coordinator, by email  at debby.smith@mesacc.edu.  The Career Services Internship Program is designed to give students flexibility to earn credit for an internship position that will complement their skills and college major.  Therefore, a variety of positions may qualify for credit if they can fulfill minimum requirements.  The following guidelines will help determine if a position may qualify for Internship Credit through MCC.

MCC Internships Site Locations Approved and Available

Click here to see a listing of available internships