Academic and Career Planning Center

Internships, Experiential Education, and Co-Ops



At Penn State Behrend, an internship is a professional, career-related experience in an organizational setting for which the student may receive academic credit.  The amount of time spent by the student at the internship location is approximately 10-12 hours during the academic year and 10-40 hours during the summer.  However, alternative schedules are possible and depend upon the needs and expectations of the parties involved.

Policies for Third-Party Employers


Please read the following before submitting a posting:


Guidelines and Tips for References


How many times have you been asked to write a letter of recommendation for a student?  It can be a time consuming process.  Here are some tips:

Class Visits

We welcome the opportunity to come to your classes to offer instruction on various career planning and job search topics.  Or, if you plan to cancel a class, call the ACPC.  We may be able to do a presentation and take attendance for you instead!  Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Student Referrals


Below are some of the most common questions posed to faculty members.  Many of these questions can be answered directly through the Career Services and Resources page, and all of the following questions can be answered by a ACPC staff member.  Please feel free to refer any of your students that might ask these or similar career-related questions.

Academic and Career Planning Information for Parents


The Academic and Career Planning Center is dedicated to providing your son or daughter with services and resources to develop a solid academic and career path and prepare for life after college. But there are also a number of ways you as a parent can help your child succeed.

Career Counseling

ACPC Resources


Reference materials are available regarding occupations, potential employers, geographic regions, career planning strategies, interviewing, and portfolios.  Many resources are available to students and faculty for a one-week borrowing period.