Internships can be a crucial part to any undergraduate’s education and professional growth. While none of the department programs require internships, they are highly recommended for all students. We have some resources in the department geared to getting our students connected with open opportunities. The university also has other resources which can help your prepare for, and find opportunities. These resources are outlined below.
The department has an Internship Coordinator. The Internship Coordinator (IC) is meant to serve as the facilitator for receiving academic credits for your internships. The department does not require students to receive credit for internships, but if you choose to do so you should enroll prior to the start of your internship. You can also work with the IC to help develop strategies for finding internships that fit your interests, as well as fine tuning application materials.
Internship Coordinator – Dr. Peter Jacques
Registering Your Internship
Registering your internships for academic credit is easy. Once you have an internship offer you simply need to meet with the Internship Coordinator to register.
- Have an internship offer.
- Meet with Internship Coordinator.
- Submit paperwork provided by IC.
- Complete all requirements stated on the paperwork.
Please note that this should be done when enrollment is open: before the semester starts or during the first week at the latest. It is not required by the department that you seek credit for your internship.
Department Internship Opportunities
We have two webpages dedicated to internship (and employment/volunteer) opportunities.
Our first webpage is dedicated to primarily local internships, the Live Posting Page, is updated as interested internship sites contact our office directly. Students should check this page frequently as there are no set times for this opportunities to arise. This posting board also has volunteer and employment opportunities as well.
The second page is dedicated to long standing relationships, or continual opportunities that open up every semester or year. This Permanent Partners page should be consulted at least once a semester as we continue to grow the opportunities listed. These opportunities are sorted by on-campus, local, and state/national level.
The university has two offices that we recommend students interface when looking for internships. The first, and one of the most valuable and underutilized resources on campus, Career Services. Career Services does not focus on internships, but much of their programming, workshops, and events can help you in the application and interview phases.
The second university office, the Office of Experiential Learning, is geared to helping students obtain an internship. If you pursue an internship through this office, please be sure to speak with a departmental adviser regarding academic credits and how they might work with your programs.