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Asked by Mike on May 7, 2015

Are part-time students typically considered for internships?

Answered by Kelly, Hiring Expert at The Schwan Food Company, on May 7, 2015

Absolutely but I'd recommend also clearly stating this in your resume objective. Being a part-time student shouldn't discount you from consideration if you fit the qualifications of the internship.

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Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at American Express, on May 8, 2015

The answer to this will vary depending on the company. Some internship programs are designed for only full-time students to participate because the internship requires a 40 hour work week and takes place only during the summer. The full-time students are the primary target for this because they will also be seeking jobs following graduation and this is the most direct route to an offer. 
However, there are companies that offer co-horts, or part-time internships that would allow you gain experience and exposure with the company outside of the typical 8-12 week summer intensive. To find out if a company has this option, reach out to their capmus recruitment office (or someone you know in the company). 
If they do have a part-time internship/cohort option, be sure to ask about structure, future job prospects, project work, etc. at the appropriate time. This will give you a fuller picture of the potential experience.
 
    

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Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on May 11, 2015

That could vary by company and industry.  Some companies will only look at full-time students while others might not have this as an issue.  I would encourage you to look for internships.  It would be best to state you are part-time student on your resume.  The experience you will gain in an intership will be worth your effort.  Always learning is a very good thing! 

Best of luck! 

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Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on May 12, 2015

This is a great question, and a hard one to answer across the board.  Some internships are part time as well and were designed this way to allow students to continue classes while getting experience.  Others are full time internships and are structured schedules, however even with these structured schedules, if your classes are flexible perhaps online or hybrid classes, it is a possibility to continue classes and accept the internship.  The best advice is if you are absolutely gong to be taking classes that may have limited scheduling, secure these and look for internships that offer flexibility around those hours. 

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