Applying for and Securing an Internship
The following are several tools you may need when applying for an internship:
Career Services has information on how to write cover letters and develop a resume. You are welcome to have your cover letter and resume reviewed by the Career Service's staff. You may also arrange to have a mock interview to practice your interviewing skills.
After sending your cover letter and resume wait several weeks to hear from the company. If you don't hear from them, follow up with a phone call or email.
Accepting the Internship
When an offer is made by the organization, share this with your advisor or the faculty member who will be supervising your internship. Your faculty supervisor along with you and the employer will develop learning goals. You will discuss with your faculty supervisor the number of credits for the internship and determine how the learning goals will be evaluated. You will need the following from the organization:
- Job duties and responsibilities (job description)
- Start and end dates
- Hours for interning
- Name of site supervisor and address of internship site
Internship Student Applicaton: To register for the internship, the Internship Student Application must be completed and signed by all the parties and is then sent to the Registrars Office. The paperwork must be signed before the beginning of the internship and no later than 10 days into the semester in which the internship is to be performed. Registration must be completed prior to undertaking an internship.