While advisor roles and responsibilities will vary depending on the academic department, the following should be referred to by all advisors assisting with the internship process.

  • Encourage internship involvement as a way to enhance a student's collegiate experience.
  • Refer students to their internship coordinator.
  • Encourage students to use UVU Handshake to search for internships.
  • Inform students that they must complete internship orientation prior to their Internship Application and subsequent course registration.
  • Ensure that international students are aware that they will need to go through an I-20 work authorization process as a part of their Internship Application process.
  • Inform students attempting to obtain credit for an international internship experience that there are pre-departure tasks which must be completed prior to course registration and the internship experience, including travel registration.
  • Post internship success stories and advertising on your office door, information board or department website.


Below are some ways in which faculty members can support internships within their department:

  • Announce and/or promote internship opportunities in your classes.
  • Add department internship information to your syllabus.
  • Invite the Internship Coordinator for your school/college to speak with your class about internships.
  • Have former students return and report about internship and career experiences.
  • Include internship subject matter in the overall curriculum.
  • Work with your college's internship coordinator to create relationships with internship providers and other organizations.
  • Provide suggestions and feedback to the Internship Services department regarding processes and procedures.

For additional suggestions or assistance with increasing internship participation in your department, please call (801) 863-6589 or email

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