The higher education internships (HIED 562 and HIED 563) are supervised
field experiences of 120 hours in a setting consistent with the students’
professional and educational goals. Students assume administrative
responsibilities at a college, university, or other higher education
organization under the supervision of an accomplished professional in the
The internship experience is designed to enhance students’ professional
capacities in higher education and to build professional capacity and
marketability. For many students, this means completing an internship in an
area where they see themselves potentially serving in higher education. For
students already serving professionally or as graduate assistants, the
internship is an opportunity to broaden their experience. For all students in
Messiah College’s Master of Arts in higher education, an internship is about
more than simply fulfilling requirements for graduation.
information about higher education internships at Messiah College
Upon completion of 18 credit hours toward the higher education master's degree including HIED 511 and 3 credits in the student's concentration,
students may begin the internship course. Information about the internship
application process is available here.
What can a higher education internship do for you?