The Successful Internships Study Brief (Experiential Learning for Your Career) is intended as an overview and quick reference for students considering what type of internship is best for them or for those preparing to begin an internship as part of their college degree program. This Study Brief begins with a brief introduction that outlines the purpose of internships and reviews the evolution of internship programs through the years. Different types of on-site (workplace) and remote (telecommuting) internships are highlighted, including types of tasks interns usually perform, typical schedule, and salary and benefits. Useful tips and advice on how to plan for and have a successful internship are included, such as choosing an internship program/employer, preparing for the first day of work as an intern, performing effectively from day one and for the duration, and things to think about and follow-up on when the internship is coming to an end. Sections that cover practical advice on professional networking and studying abroad are included. Links to helpful references and online resources are also provided.