College of Arts & Sciences
- Dean's Office
- Kapelski, Room 209
- tel: 610-499-4336
- fax: 610-499-4605
Internships, Co-ops, & Practica, Arts & Sciences
Widener University believes it’s never too early to start getting real-world work experience, and that’s why 66% of Widener seniors have completed a practicum, internship, or other hands-on experience before they graduate.
Widener’s extensive internships, co-ops, and practica programs help students connect classroom learning with real-world experiences and gain the confidence, competency, and connections they need for professional success after they graduate.
The College of Arts & Sciences at Widener provides many diverse on-the-job training and internship opportunities off-campus in Chester and in Philadelphia through its extensive network of local, regional, and national partners.
Here are a few of the many opportunities available to you:
For criminal justice students, the annual Criminal Justice Career Fair brings representatives from law enforcement, social services, and federal agencies and probation and parole offices to campus to network with students about internships and job openings.
- Pre-physical therapy students can get a jump start on learning about their chosen profession with placements
in Widener’s student-run, pro-bono Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic.
- Psychology students are placed in a wide-range of social service agencies and some businesses where knowledge of psychology and human behavior is important and take a class that prepares them for success in those placements.
- Computer science students have the opportunity to do paid work co-ops at local technology companies.
- History majors gain experience through internships at local archives, such as the American
Jewish Museum in Philadelphia or the Pennsylvania Military College Museum on Widener's campus.
When it comes to getting the ideal internship for real-world job experience, you’re not on your own. From résumé critiques to mock interviews to mentoring to placement, Widener’s Career Services staff will walk you through each step of the process to make sure you are getting the type of hands-on experience you need to support you career goals.
Furthermore, small-class sizes enable Widener faculty to take a personal interest in the success of their students. They often serve as liaisons between students and Widener alumni and professional contacts.
As a Widener graduate, you’ll also have access to lifelong career support services and the latest career development resources even after you graduate.