Our students participate in academic internships each year. It’s a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
How to get an Internship
Talk to your advisor about the types of internships and placements that may be available, and understand that any internship has to be approved by your academic apartment.
Some tips when seeking an internship:
- Work with career services to create a resume; you can always review the resume with your advisor.
- Discuss specific internship sites with your advisor; send your resume and a cover letter to identified contacts at internship sites.
- Dress appropriately for your interview and bring a copy of your resume. You may wish to bring a portfolio if your advisor thinks it is necessary.
- The Internship Handbook (PDF) offers important university forms as well as information about evaluation and academic credit.
- Work with your advisor to register for the internship and to submit your signed Internship Contractual Agreement (PDF) Is your company or organization looking for interns?
Value of an Internship
Internships help increase your understanding of chosen fields, enhance your academic experiences, and expand your network connections.
Studies show that students with proven job skills and internship-related work experiences are valuable assets to employers. Moreover, research underscores the importance of strong communication and leadership skills, as well as teamwork, to potential employers. All three of these areas can be developed during internships.