The MSIM program is designed to offer educational opportunities that extend beyond the formal classroom. To this end, an internship component is highly recommended for students in the Full-Time MSIM program.
During the internship placement in the second year of the program, students work to meet meaningful learning objectives that have been mutually defined by the student and a site supervisor. The academic adviser assists students in identifying an appropriate internship site and ensures the placement provides an optimal experience for both the student and site supervisor.
MSIM internships offer students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world environment. Internships also allow students to build professional experience and their professional network prior to graduation, often resulting in offers for permanent employment.
Students may complete 2-4 academic credits of internship (IMT 590) in the summer quarter between their first and second years in the program. They may also complete 2 credits of internship in the autumn, winter, and/or spring quarters of their second year in the program.
Benefits for the MSIM Student
- Gaining practical experience using information skills
- Applying theoretical knowledge
- Networking, interacting, and communicating with professionals
- Developing a professional identity and self-awareness
- Becoming aware of employment opportunities
- Experiencing an information setting that is new and different, and consistent with professional goals
- Providing service to others
- Pursuing an individual interest in a subject specialty