Are internships available during my educational pursuits?
Internship opportunities are available to every student at UVU!
Internships provide beneficial pre-professional experience and allow students an opportunity to learn more about a career path they are interested in. Internships look great on resumes and help in developing important networking relationships. There are internships available in every major that can provide educational opportunities outside of required college courses.
Did you know:
- Many internships are paid
- Internship Services offers internship scholarships
- UVU offers affordable housing options in Washington, DC
- 42% of employers said they offer higher salaries to new college hires with internship experience*
- 62.6% of college hires came to employers with internship experience*
- 77.3% of employers say they use their internship program as a primary tool for recruiting entry-level employees*
* 2009 NAC Experiential Education Survey
Internships are generally geared toward students in their junior and senior year of college, and are also specific to a degree program. Many majors require an internship, so student should be in contact with their advisor or department coordinator. Students should consider an internship an investment. Just like your classes and books are part of the cost of an education, an internship is an important part of your college experience. An internship allows you to apply your coursework knowledge to real world work experience.
Internships are also available for freshman, sophomore, and undecided students in the form of Exploratory Internships. These internships are designed to give students an entry level look at different career fields that they may be interested in. Students who complete exploratory internships will receive general elective credit.
The UV Job Board has many opportunities posted for all majors.
Plan ahead and save for you dream internship. Career Development Center and Internship Services can help you review your options and set goals to accomplish an internship that fits your needs and interests.
Visit www.uvu.edu/internships for more information on how to locate and prepare for internships.