How To Find
Searching for an internship
- Register with the Career Center and keep up-to-date about new internship postings.
- Ask your department and faculty. Some departments have their own internship program or have resources for internships within your major.
- Remember, some majors require an internship!
- Visit the Career Center. We provide pamphlets, books, and listings for internships. Peer educators and career counselors can help you with your search. Check SUNlink for internships.
- Check the internships link page for more outside listings.
Deciding on internships
- Identify your motivation and goals
- Ask yourself, what interests me most? Do I want to learn the inner workings of a company and its departments? Do I want to work with others on projects? Am I on the appropriate track to do the work that interests me? Do I want to work in a structured learning environment or one created to meet my needs, etc.?
Research types of internships:
Large internship programs
- Generalized job description
- Provide opportunities to work in one specific department or allow you to work in multiple departments to gain experience
- Have a specific program where interns have an opportunity to meet and participate in group activities i.e. regular group seminars with members of the leadership of the company, tours, site visits and day trips.
Medium or smaller programs
- Typically offer a more hands-on experience
- More detailed job description
- Fewer interns within the company
- Often offer 1:1 experience -- you may work side-by-side with the CFO or COO the company
- Either a student in undergraduate or graduate school or a recent graduate.
- A desire to learn, achieve, and grow in your field.
- Writing and communication skills.