Students pursue internships at Grinnell to enhance their skill sets, assess their strengths, begin building networks, and apply their classroom knowledge in real-world settings. Internship opportunities can be pursued during the academic year or during the summer, with or without academic credit. Students are encouraged to meet with a career adviser for help preparing their internship-search documents as well as for identifying methods of securing internships. The Pioneer Internship Database, an on-line resource, allows students to view internship sites where previous Grinnell students pursued internships.