Internships allow students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a professional setting while still in school.
Internships offer carefully planned and monitored work experience with the goal being to gain additional knowledge from on the job exposure.
Internships may also be part of an educational program in which students can earn academic credits from their college. Internships may be arranged independently from the curriculum in which students would gain work experience only.
- Analyze your skills, values and interests to determine the location and working environment desired.
- Check with your department for college/department qualifications and requirements on academic credit.
- Prepare a resume and cover letter and have them critiqued at your career center.
- Network with alumni, college professors, friends, and family.
Our internships are advertised on our website, at Student Internship Positions. Please follow the directions on each individual internship flyer.
- Adhere to agency policies, procedures, and rules governing professional behavior.
- Be punctual, and work the required number of hours at times agreed to by you and your supervisor.
- Notify your supervisor if you are unable to attend as planned.
- Behave and dress appropriately to the particular workplace.
- Respect the confidentiality of the workplace, its clients and its employees.
- If things are slow, take the initiative and volunteer for different tasks or other work.
- Discuss and problems with your supervisor and, if necessary, with the Internship coordinator at the department.
At the end of the internship:
- The intern supervisor will provide the student with a letter of recommendation.
- The student Intern will evaluate the overall internship experience. The evaluation form must be returned to the internship coordinator, Carmen Garcia.