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Internships can lead you towards a successful career! An internship is a supervised
work experience that supplements and enhances a student’s academic coursework. Internships
are generally short-term (one or two semesters), have pre-established learning goals,
and reflect actively on what students are learning or majoring in while in school.

Ideally, an internship offers practical experience in a potential career field. They
are designed to help students understand the “real world” applications of their academic
studies. They are distinct from jobs obtained primarily for economic reasons. The
purpose of an internship is to bridge the gap between what is learned in the classroom
and the actual world of work.

Internships can be paid or unpaid. Involvement may be part-time, as little as 10 hours
a week up to full-time. Opportunities are available during summer, fall, or spring
semesters. Academic credit may be awarded at the discretion of students’ academic
departments. See your college’s academic intern coordinator for more information about
academic credit. Even if you cannot get academic credit, remember that the most important
benefit is not the credit, but the learning, networking, improved skills and “real
world” experience you get.

Searching for Internships

There is no set way to locate an internship. As with any job search, you will have
to do some of the work yourself, with the assistance of some resources provided by
the University which include contacting the academic coordinator for your major, utilizing
Career Services Handshake as well as other internship and co-op resources.

Career Counselors are available to meet with you by appointment to review your resume
and cover letter, help you prepare for interviews, assist you in exploring career
options and career information, assist you in developing a job search plan of action
and specific strategies for conducting your search. Visit the career counseling section
of our website to learn more about the counseling services offered. 


Internship opportunities are listed with Career Services Student Employment Office
via Handshake. In order to have access to these positions, you will need to register
in Handshake which involves completing a personal profile. Once your registration
is complete, you will be able to search for internships. If you have previously created
an account in Handshake, you do not need to create a new account. If you have forgotten
your log-in information, please contact the Office of Career Services.

Academic Internship Coordinators

Academic Internship Coordinators are faculty members within your degree program and
are there to work with you as you progress through your internship program. Whether
or not your internship or co-op will count for course credit will depend on the approval
of your college/department and employer. Please contact your major’s department office
or academic intern coordinator for more information. Even if you cannot get academic
credit, remember that the most important benefit is not the credit, it is the learning,
improved skills, and real-world experience you get. The experience could be the advantage
you need when it comes to getting that post-graduation job. is a resource focused solely on internships. The site offers regionally
focused guides on internships, part and full time career-related internships and jobs
in both the non-profit and private sectors. Registering on is fast,
easy and FREE. Students can simply click on the “Join” button in the upper right-hand
corner of any page on their website and complete the form. Once you have signed on
to the website, you can search internships by major and compensation as well as by
location (US Regions, North America or International).

Other Internship Websites

The Office of Career Services has compiled a list of additional resources that you
may find helpful as you search for that perfect internship opportunity. 

Submit an Internship Request to Career Services

This service is meant to provide the Student Employment staff with input as to what
types of internship opportunities students are interested in pursuing. Submitting
the form below, in no way guarantees that Student Employment will be able to provide
you with information on exactly the internship you are looking for, but it does provide
us with information on what students are interested in and gives us a way to target
those opportunities for you.