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 student openings per site.
  • Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis; interested students should apply online as soon as possible.


(includes Room, Board, Travel & Program Fee)


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

The CIP 2023 Application window is now closed and enrollment has reached capacity. Please email the with any further questions.

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, program partners included: Cat Protection Society; Chase Rescue Sanctuary; Fistbump Media, Inc.; Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter; Leesburg Historical Society & Museum; Leesburg Center for the Arts; PowerOne (and supporting partners NetCOM Div27 and Data Graphics); The Brownwood Hotel and Spa. CIP also created a dual partnership between Beacon College Career Center and Think In Print Store in which web and digital media majors developed print collateral the Career Center needs for exhibits at national conferences to cultivate new partnerships for Beacon College internships and early careers for Beacon graduates.

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.
student and man working on a work bench

Computer information systems major Zayvien Jones works on a project with a NetCOM Div27 mentor during the 2023 Career Immersion Program.

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.

The CIP 2023 Application window is now closed and enrollment has reached capacity. Please email the with any further questions.