Frequently Asked Questions

What is an internship?

An internship is usually short-term employment that can be paid or unpaid. Internships can have the opportunity to become full-time careers after a student’s graduation. An internship can be beneficial because you can gain real-world experience while learning about your field in the classroom – you even may be able to gain course credit!

What is part-time employment?

Part-time employment could consist of the same objectives of an internship, but it may not be in your desired field of work. To find part-time jobs in the West Point area, you can log into purplebriefcase.com.



What is a gap year?

A gap year is where you take a year between transitional periods of education or work and focus on expanding your mind and determine what path in life you want to pursue.

People who choose to take a gap year, often travel, work or intern in an area outside their field of study. Learn more about gap years here.