An internship allows you to apply the ideas and theories you learn in classes to practice in the field.
You can also test whether a particular career area is right for you and work with professionals engaged in their careers. You return to campus with a better understanding of how your major and other courses relate to your future, whether you are headed to graduate or professional school or embarking on a career. For many internships you can earn academic credit that appears on your transcript.
- Talk to your faculty advisor and professors in your major or areas of interest, the Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives and Career Development Office staff about your goals for an internship.
- Research potential internships at internships.com
- Consider The Washington Center program for internships in Washington, DC
- Create or update your resume at the Career Development Office
- Choose your best semester for an internship; make sure it does not conflict with required courses, Senior Seminar or Senior Capstone Experience
- Decide on full time or part-time internship experience
- Summer (full-time or part-time)
- Part-Time Internship: Fall or Spring internship while taking other classes
- Full-time internship: (Must be at least 12 credit hours to maintain full-time student status)
- Complete all required forms for academic credit shown on the Internship Forms page.
- Have a great experience on your internship!
- Complete the required self-evaluation and evaluation of your internship site.