Do you have to intern in the field your degree is in?
For example, I'm a Marketing major so would I need to intern in Marketing only? Or could I intern in like say, law enforcement or technology? Thank you!
- MichaelLv 71 year ago
If it’s not relevant to your studies it’s not an internship, it’s just a job.
- No MercyLv 71 year ago
yes , this is the whole purpose of interning - get experience in the field your degree is in
- Steve DLv 71 year ago
Depends on what you mean intern in a different area. If you are talking interning as a law enforcement officer, no it probably won't be accepted, but if you interned in the public outreach department at a law enforcement agency, that would count since public outreach uses marketing skills. Your internship should be set up to use the skills your major is covering, not something you just want to do as a lark.
- JudyLv 71 year ago
Why would anyone hire you as an intern in a field you know nothing about, and what good would it do you even if they did?
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- tabdorLv 51 year ago
You should intern in the field you want to work in, otherwise it won't help your career, plus you'd be taking that opportunity away from someone else who it would be more useful for.
- ntLv 61 year ago
You can but most employers would want the field you are studying. And some degrees REQUIRE it.
- BrianLv 71 year ago
You would have to find something the is related to your degree field.
- GregLv 71 year ago
Only some schools require an internship. They may allow a related area but not an unrelated one like you suggest.