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Internships are a beneficial, cost effective way to utilize talented students and promote your company.
What is an internship?
An internship is a mutually beneficial arrangement between your organization and a UVU student qualified to meet your specific needs. The purpose of an internship is to allow the student the opportunity to obtain practical and valuable work experience, to apply skills and knowledge learned in school, and to gain exposure to various job opportunities and industries. In exchange, your organization receives a dedicated, hard-working and cost-effective employee to assist in accomplishing your organizational goals.
Although employers often choose to pay their interns a wage or monetary stipend, many employers offer unpaid internship positions which students are willing take in order to gain valuable experiences and college credit. With this in mind, it is important to note that not just any experience qualifies for an internship.
In order for a position to be considered an internship, it must:
- be directly related to the student’s academic major
- provide an on-location supervising mentor
- be approved by the student’s UVU academic department
Introductory level internships are a great opportunity for students to "test drive" a career field -- giving them the chance to see what professionals in that industry do.
Department Internship Coordinators
Every academic department is assigned a Department Internship Coordinator. In order to receive academic credit for an internship opportunity, interns are required to enroll in an internship course. The Department Internship Coordinator acts as the course instructor and is charged with the responsibilities to determine what work qualifies for internship credit, how many credits an intern can earn (according to number of working hours), and academic coursework the intern must complete.
Department Internship Coordinators often make a visit to the location of the internship to meet briefly with the intern's supervising mentor. Additionally, they act to assist in resolving any conflicts in the workplace that may involve a UVU intern.
The UV Job Board is an online database where employers may post internship opportunities. Students have the ability to search for openings based on position type, major, term, etc.
To post an internship position, follow the Job Board Instructions to find or register your organization on the UV Job Board. From there you may post positions, search for potential employees, or review resumes of student applicants.
For questions regarding posting on the UV Job Board, please contact: UVU Career Development Center, (801) 863-6364
You may also contact a member of Internship Services. Please see our About Us page for contact information.