Industry Internships provide opportunities for students to gain work experience related to their academic field. Typically it is a one-time, short-term employment assignment. Students may be paid during their internship, receive academic credit, explore career options, and gain valuable work related skills. An industry internship is a work-based learning experience intended to complement the classroom experience for students. Internships offer opportunities to sharpen your computer, communication, and problem solving skills, and develop interpersonal relationships and networks.