Internships: Tips and Resources
Try to do one or more internships while you're in college. Internships help you gain experience, learn about a profession, develop skills, and build a network. Many employers and grad schools seek candidates with internship experience.
Connect with your career office to learn more about internships, or to get help finding an internship. For CFANS students, that office is Career and Internship Services. Below is some of their resources and advice:
What is an Internship? An overview and frequently asked questions.
Job and internship postings: Browse these websites to find internship openings.
How to plan for an internship: Plan ahead so you'll find one that fits your goals.
CFANS Internship Classes
CFANS offers a variety of internship classes. Many are specific to your major. Visit your major department's website or talk to your advisor for information about an internship class that may be appropriate for you. Some internship classes fulfill the CFANS experiential learning requirement.
The Career and Internship Services office also offers two classes about internships. These are extremely informative classes that help you make the most of an internship. They also fulfill the CFANS experiential learning requirement for some majors. These classes are "CFAN 3096: Making the Most of Your Internship" and "CFAN 2201: Secure and Succeed in Internships". See details.
Funding for Unpaid Internships
CFANS offers multiple Undergraduate Internship Grants, worth up to $1000. These provide financial assistance to CFANS students doing an unpaid internship in spring, fall, or summer. This is a competitive grant you must apply for. For detailed information, go to the "Funding" section of this page and click the CFANS Internship Grant link.