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Learn About Internship Basics

Internships are a great way to gain experience in your field of study while also receiving college credit. An internship is a pre-professional career experience with specific learning goals designed to help students acquire real-world practice and job-related skills.   Internships may be full or part-time, paid or unpaid positions and generally are a three to six month experience.

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Search and Apply for Internships

The UVU internship Services office provides resources to students looking for internship opportunities.  Internship Services meets with employers to create and post internship opportunities.  We also meet with students and assist in the application process of preparing cover letters, resumes, and honing interview skills.

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Get Credit and Scholarships

As an intern you not only have the opportunity to acquire on-the-job training and experience, but you may also qualify to receive UVU course credit if the experience meets certain criteria. A limited number of scholarships are also available to help supplement internship related costs. This funding is usually awarded to students performing unpaid internships, but scholarships may also be awarded to students who are performing out-of-state or even international internships, regardless if the experience is paid or not.

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Preparation and Professionalism

Students at Utah Valley University who participate in an internship will need to be aware of campus-wide internship requirements to help them stay on track and successfully complete the internship course.  It is our aim to assist students by helping them identify and implement best practices regarding professional conduct and behavior during their internship.  Effective preparation to increase the chances of being hired as an intern and a demonstration of effective work practices to make a good impression on an employer cannot be overstated. We want to help prepare you for your future career.

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During your Internship

Each department at UVU sets their own guidelines for internships and each Faculty Supervisor may have developed a course syllabus for internships. You may have academic assignments such as research papers, daily journal entries, portfolio, a weekly check-in, etc. Be sure to obtain a copy of the course syllabus and clarify expectations before starting your internship. Part of your grade may depend on the assignments you complete.

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