An Internship is an interest or major-related work experience with a learning component.
Internships may or may not offer academic credit. You must check with your major department to determine if you may receive credit.
Internships may or may not offer pay. This is determined by the organization for which you are working.
An internship often provides you with the opportunity to explore your career interests.
- Get professional work experience.
- Develop your skills and abilities.
- Expand your professional network.
- Serve as good practice for your eventual full-time job search. You will learn how to network, write cover letters and a resume, and interview effectively.
- Decide if you are interested in or compatible with a certain major or career field.
When Should I Get Started?
Ideally, you should begin searching no later than two semesters before the term you would like to intern. If you plan to search for a summer internship position through on-campus interviews, you should register with the Career Center for both the Fall and Spring semesters.
If you wish to request academic credit, you must contact your department directly. Not all departments give academic credit for internships.