Internships provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in workplace
settings and to translate classroom learning into practice for a defined period of
time. Internship students do work that is similar, if not identical, to the kind of
work that would be expected of an employee with a bachelor’s degree. This experience
allows students to explore a career path, gain valuable work experience, fulfill college
requirements, and possibly transition to a permanent job.
How to Obtain an Internship
Create a Handshake account. Explore career options by attending in-person and/or virtual employer information
sessions and other career development events posted in Handshake.
Join and become active in professional organizations and leverage your LinkedIn profile.
Networking is one of the most common ways to learn about internship opportunities.
Want to talk through internship options or search strategy? Set up a meeting with
the Internship Director: Student Appointments.
Prerequisites: A minimum of a 2.0 GPA and 60 credit hours for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree
or 15 credit hours for graduate students. Some internships and/or employers may request
a higher minimum GPA.
The student applies for and is offered an internship.
Faculty from the student’s program approves the internship once the approval form
and confirmation of placement forms are received.
The student is registered for the internship course by the Internship Director.
A 3-credit internship course requires 240 internship hours over at least 10 weeks.
Some programs allow a student to register for more or less credits. See program requirements.
TDMP, Digital Animation and Game Design, Hospitality Management, PGA Golf Management,
and Design programs have a separate internship registration process. Students should
see their academic advisor or the Internship Director with questions.
Criminal Justice students should contact Sara Rasmussen for more information on the CJ internship process.