SIT has many benefits that include career exploration, skill building, and networking. When students complete internships, they gain direct experience in their field.
During the training period, they gain firsthand experience on whether they like a field or not, or if there is a particular area of a field they would prefer.
Students develop their professional skills by working on real world problems in a professional environment.
Internships can provide the appropriate work experience. Students also practice the communication and interpersonal skills they need to be successful in their careers.
In addition, students develop relationships with industry professionals and faculty who can assist in their career development and job searching.
During an internship, students meet many people; their supervisors can become professional references.
Finally, students who have internships are likely to have easier access to entry-level positions after graduation, especially with the organization where they completed the internship.