Internships and Work Experiences

As a student at Gateway Community and Technical College you are encouraged to participate in a work experience while you complete your degree. Work experiences include internships (unpaid), co-ops (paid), and other experiences like practicums and externships.

What are the benefits of completing a work experience? Visual Communication students designed the branding for the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen

  • They can help you understand how coursework relates to jobs.
  • They can help you learn about careers, industries, and networking opportunities in the field.
  • You will complete a resume which can be used to secure a full-time position after graduating.
  • Research indicates that most work experience students are offered jobs after their placements.


Work experience students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • You must have completed at least half of your required technical courses by the time you complete your work experience.
  • If you are a transfer student, you must have spent at least one semester at Gateway prior to completing the experience.

Note that all orientations must occur at least four weeks prior to the semester of the work experience. For more information contact your program faculty or advisor.

Helpful Links

Work Experience Flipbook