2023 Career Immersion Program (CIP)

An 80-hour internship and experiential learning opportunity for students who learn differently

About the Program

2023 Dates: May 8, 2023 – May 26, 2023

The Career Immersion Program (CIP) is a three-week, experiential learning opportunity for up to 40 Beacon students that enables participants to:

  • Develop their professional skills and interests in a highly focused and supportive environment related to their major.
  • Complete Beacon’s 80-hour internship requirement for graduation — without the added pressure and coursework during a traditional school term.


  • CIP is open to all Beacon students, but rising seniors, juniors and sophomores receive priority.
  • Internships sites are organized by major with up to five (5) student openings per site.
  • Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis; interested students should apply online as soon as possible.

Apply Online


(includes Room, Board, Travel & Program Fee)


View the 2023 CIP Sample Schedule. Please be aware that the schedule is subject to change.


To be announced

Experiential Learning Through Professional Partnerships

The core of the CIP experience is an 80-hour supervised, professional internship within driving or walking distance from Beacon College. This opportunity is the nexus between learning and practice for interested students.

This year, Beacon will partner with up to seven (7) area businesses/organizations that align with our seven (7) different program majors. Each partner commits to supporting up to five (5) Beacon students during the program. Final 2023 CIP Internship Partners will be announced in the spring.

Program Highlights

  • Beacon’s Career Center staff provides up to 12 hours of career coaching to each CIP student throughout the program. Strategic student support is achieved through small group onboarding sessions, weekly onsite observations and regular check-ins with every student and CIP Partner.
  • Consistent, robust support and mentoring is designed to offer positive feedback and suggestions for continued improvement and growth.
  • Students will also learn to become self-sufficient through their practice in goal setting, career exploration, problem solving and effective communication – all critical skills for a successful transition into the workplace.
Group of students pictured in front of City Hall

Several of our CIP 2021 students pictured in front of City Hall, where they completed their internships.

What Students Say


Student satisfaction rate with their CIP experience


Saw a significant increase in their confidence levels

Based on a survey of students participating in Beacon’s summer 2021 CIP program.


For more information about the 2023 Career Immersion Program, email careercenter@beaconcollege.edu.