Internships and Work Experiences | GCTC

Internships and Work Experiences

As a student at Gateway Community & 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?

  • 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.

For more information, contact Caitlin Fugate.