Get real-world career experience.

An internship is a great way to make connections, build your résumé, apply what you are learning in the classroom, and learn more about a career that interests you. Some internships even lead to full-time job offers!

And at ECC, internships are available in all career fields!  Some of the organizations that students have interned at include:

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
  • Steve Dahl Show
  • Disney
  • NASA
  • City of Elgin
  • Elgin Sweeper

And many more!

How an Internship Works

  • An internship must be closely aligned with your program of study.
  • The duration is anywhere from 3 months – 1 year.
  • Many internships are paid and you may be able to receive academic credit, depending on the program of study.

How Do You Get Started

Employer Resources

Benefits of Hiring an Intern

  • Identify qualified candidates in a variety of disciplines
  • Hire enthusiastic students who are studying the most recent technologies and strategies
  • Cost effective way to enhance your team’s strengths, increasing your productivity
  • “Test Drive” potential employees & build a recruiting pipeline
  • Mentor the future workforce

Getting Started