Corporate Internship Program
(Also called Corporate Work Study)
Every student is required to give at least eight hours/week to service/work to The Collegium. There are three reasons for this:
to offset some of the costs and to help keep the cost of The Collegium as low as possible;
to give students work experience that will help you connect the skills attained in the class room to real-life work experience;
to give you experiences that will enhance your resume upon graduation.
Normally, students are not paid by our partners. Rather, students fulfill their hour of service in these positions and the partners make donations to support The Collegium. However, depending on the number of hours worked, it is possible that students could earn some income for hours worked beyond their service requirements.
Below are some of the downtown businesses that have entered internship agreements with The Collegium.
Gideon Properties (20 W. Washington St.)
Gideon Properties, LLC is a Real Estate Investment Company established by Michael Fitzgerald, a friend of The Collegium. Gideon Properties invests in distressed properties and rehabilitates underutilized commercial buildings and unstable apartment complexes. Some of Gideon Properties' projects can be viewed here.
Students can learn every aspect of the Real Estate Investment business at Gideon Properties.
Maryland Watch Works (14 N. Potomac St.)
Maryland Watch Works is a custom watch manufacturer and supplier. They provide private label ODM (Original Design Manufacture), ODM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), assembly and repair services for watch brands. They also repair quartz, manual, automatic, complicated and antique watches. Their website is here.
Students in their internship program can not only learn every aspect of the watch-making business, but they can also become certified technicians/watchmakers through the State of Maryland's apprenticeship program.
Heavenly Roast Coffee (20 W. Washington St.)
Heavenly Roast Coffee is produced and sold by Holy Angels Ministries to support The Collegium.
Students working for Heavenly Roast Coffee will learn all phases of running a small business, from production, to shipping, to customer relations, to ordering, to bookkeeping, to marketing.
The Ice Cream Shop (96 W. Washington St.)
Hagerstown's only ice cream store. They feature ice cream from the local South Mountain Creamery.
The Yarn Shop (98 W. Washington St.)
Hagerstown's source for all things in the world of knitting.
The same person owns both The Ice Cream Shop and The Yarn Shop. Students will learn from a true small-business entrepreneur.