Internships & Experiential Learning


Internships, co-ops, research based experience, volunteer learning opportunities, practica...student work experiences go by different names, but they all have one thing in common - they provide valuable career-related experience that makes a difference in your post-graduate employment options.

Click on the links on the left for resources to help you with your experiential education.

The more information Xavier has about your out-of-the-classroom learning experience, the more quality experiential programs we can develop for you!  Gaining hands-on experience increases your ability to secure your post-graduation employment.

If you have completed internships or experiential learning opportunities during your college career at Xavier, we’d like to hear about them!  Share your experience here



"I have built confidence - I have learned to be more organized and self-sufficient. I feel honored to have this experience. Honestly. Experience hands on is irreplaceable, (and) I feel like I'm part of the team."

- Jennifer Wickline, Liberal Arts major, Stepping Stones Intern

"My internship experience is the single most helpful thing I've done to figure out what I want to do after college, and what skills I need to make it happen. Over the summer I interned at a non-profit fundraising organization that helps fund the arts here in Cincinnati. Not only did I discover a job I didn't know existed that brought together many of my life's passions, but it helped me to clearly see how I could fine-tune my education here at Xavier. And I never could have done it without the XU Career Development Office."

- Sarah Wieten, Philosophy, Politics, & the Public major