Thursday – October 17, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I post an internship opportunity?

It's easy, just post your internship on our website. Be sure to list the Job Type as "Internship &/or Co-op" so our students can easily search for your internship opportunity. 


What is an internship?

An internship is an on-site work experience that is directly related to a major. It is taken for credit as part of an academic program. Some of MATC's academic programs require an internship, while others offer it as elective credits.


What are the benefits of having an intern?

  • Highly motivated students
  • Quality work
  • Cost-effective staffing
  • Development of your organization's managerial talent
  • Visibility on the MATC campus


Do interns get paid?

Yes. Just as with regular employees, intern rates can vary depending upon experience, major and position. We recommend that interns earn 75% of the full-time rate for business, and 75% to 100% of the full-time rate for technical positions. Students on campus earn $11 to $15 per hour, depending on the position. Please see “Paid vs. Unpaid Internships" for valuable information.


Will students earn academic credit?

The new InternConnect Office was created to support the assertion of MATC administration that students should receive academic credit and earn a grade for their internship experience. While some academic programs require an internship, others offer elective credits. Please review this list of individual programs that have internship courses in the curriculum.


When are students available to intern?

Students are available to intern throughout the year. Courses run fall, spring and summer.





April - September

September – December


September - January

January – May


January - June

June – August


What are the employer’s obligations?

Employers are asked to:

  • Provide a work/learning environment for students appropriate with their academic preparation. 
  • Complete a mid-semester and end of semester evaluation.
  • Allow for two site visits from the MATC internship faculty member.