Career preparation


Learning by Doing

Messiah's career preparation programs

We want you to go into the real world feeling truly ready, which is why our Career and Professional Development Center offers numerous career preparation programs. Through participation in these programs, you'll network, meet mentors and perfect your skills so you're ready to go the moment you graduate.

Learning by doing

Learning in the classroom is important but actually applying that knowledge in a hands-on way can make all the difference. At Messiah University, the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) allows Messiah to take this hands-on learning to a new level by giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to various real world contexts--such as an internship/practica, service learning, off-campus program, holding a student leadership position, or participating in undergraduate research.

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  • Internship
  • Service Learning
  • Off Campus Programs
  • Leadership
  • Undergraduate Research


Career CenterAn internship during your undergraduate years helps you further clarify your vocational decisions, build career contacts and experience, increase the likelihood of getting into graduate school and expand your confidence in your chosen field.

The Internship Program in Messiah's Career and Professional Development Center is nationally recognized for its excellence and cutting edge training for today's workforce. In fact, hundreds of colleges, universities and businesses use Messiah's materials or model their internship program after ours.  

Through internships and other experiences, Messiah students are widely-known to be prepared for their careers upon graduation. This is is why more than 400 employers and some of the nation's best graduate schools eagerly welcome Messiah graduates into their organizations.

To find out more about internship opportunities at Messiah University, visit our career and internship center. 

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Popular internships for Messiah University students

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  • Bravo Group
  • Central PA Youth Ballet
  • Duck Donuts
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  • Gannett Fleming
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Harrisburg City Islanders
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • HOPE International
  • IBM
  • LifeGuide Financial Advisors
  • Nashville Predators
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Office of Public Defender
  • PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • PA House of Representatives
  • Pavone
  • Philhaven Behavioral Health Services
  • Phoenix Contact
  • Purdue University
  • Smithsonian - National Air & Space Museum
  • Soccer Shots
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Susquehanna Art Museum
  • Swatara Township Police Department
  • U.S. Marshal
  • U.S. Navy
  • UTZ Quality Foods
  • Walt Disney World
  • Whitaker Center
  • WHTM/abc27
  • Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic
  • WITF

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