The Internship Program
An Internship is a pre-professional work experience that provides opportunities to help you combine classroom learning with practical workplace experience prior to graduation.
You can start to apply for internships when you are an upper sophomore, have declared your major and have at least two semesters remaining before you graduate. Internships are designed to complement your academic major.
In order to participate in the Internship Program, you should sign up for the Internship Workshop in the Office of Career Development and Internships. The workshop consists of two sessions: first session is held on Mondays and the second session is held on Wednesdays. The required sessions offer an overview of the Internship procedures, options and the education and work experience necessary for a successful Internship. The sessions also cover how to prepare a resume, cover letter and interview skills.
After the completion of the two sessions, you should submit a resume to the Office for review by a counselor. Once you have submitted an approved resume to the Office, you will have the opportunity to review the database of internships. The Office maintains frequent and ongoing contact with a large number of diverse organizations that offer experiential and placement opportunities. If you wish to develop your own Internship, we will assist you.
Based on your choices, the Office will then forward your resume to the employers and other organizations.
Individual counseling sessions are offered to assist you in preparing for the interview and the Internship experience.
In addition, Internship seminars are held every semester for students with current placements. Because these seminars are designed to provide you with the information and resources that will make your placement successful, the seminars are required as part of the Internship experience.