Internships can be a crucial part to any undergraduate’s education and professional growth. While none of the school’s programs require internships, they are highly recommended for all students. We have some resources in the school 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 school has an Internship Coordinator. The Internship Coordinator (IC) is meant to serve as the facilitator for receiving academic credits for your internships. The school 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.
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.
School Internship Opportunities
The school has shifted all internship posting to the university’s online platform–Handshake. This system can be integral to your success so please familiarize yourself with it. During the year we hold career related workshops which often outline the importance of Handshake, you are encouraged to attend those to find out more about the platform, and the paths open to you.
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 school adviser regarding academic credits and how they might work with your programs.