About Internships

Many students recall their internship as a defining college experience. An internship is an opportunity to “put it all together” and apply years of classroom learning to a real world experience. The challenges and successes enjoyed through the internship course often provide a sharp focus for a student’s plans following graduation.

Plymouth State students should consider an internship for the following reasons:

  • to develop new skills and learn more about their field
  • clarify their occupational preference
  • grow personally and professionally
  • acquire valuable networking contacts in the field
  • add “real world” experience to their resume
  • gain letters of recommendation from their internship supervisors
  • increase employment opportunities following graduation

Intern Profiles

Mathew Hollins

Mathew Hollins
Business Finance
Citizens Bank, Manchester, NH

“I had a nice long talk with an associate about the work environment and the potential careers you can get into, how she started out, and how she made it through the years. She also helped me understand the basics behind the documentation of the portfolios as well as the software system they use for annual write-ups on clients portfolios. I also had a coworker come into my office and help break down the process and procedures behind the hospitality commercial real estate side. She explained how things are run and why certain decisions are taken and why some decisions are not taken throughout the hospitality business side.  Completing a credit-bearing internship takes time, and time is critical when I’m trying to balance a full-time job, job search, and perform well at the internship. I went over an annual review and discussed events taken place with the banking industry with the Assistant VP. I try to ask thousands of questions just because the knowledge is so valuable to me and throughout the process I have learned a lot!”