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. To learn more about for-credit and not-for-credit internships, please click here.
- Talk to your faculty advisor and professors in your major or areas of interest, the Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment, and/or Career Development Office staff about your goals for an internship.
- Create or update your resume at the Center for Career Development
- 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 internship registration for academic credit shown on the Internship Registration page.
- Have a great experience on your internship!
- Complete the required self-evaluation and evaluation of your internship site.