"...internships provide you with an opportunity to learn in a real work environment with professionals in your field...In general, you'll be better prepared to enter the world of work and your field." (NACE)

Internships are a valuable opportunity to use your classroom knowledge and gain new skills in a work environment. An internship can teach you more about a job and determine if it is a good fit for you and your career goals.

How do you find an internship? Know who you are and where you’re headed. Identify where you’d like to work, and then get your resume and LinkedIn page up to par. You might want to check out our Checklist to start yourself on the path to your dream internship.

Doing a Field Experience or Internship for credit this fall? Follow these two steps:

  1. Meet with your Faculty Advisor
  2. Complete the Field Experience (Internship for Credit) contract on Bruin Careers. See the instructions below or come and talk to us in the IDEA Center located on First Floor Stevens.

Download the full instructions.

Bruin Careers

* Access to Bruin Careers is available through MyGFU.


IDEA Center
Phone: 503-554-2330

What is an internship?

"An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent." - National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)

Internships for Credit

  • University Guidelines: Completing an internship for credit or field experience? Find out all the guidelines necessary so you can find the internship that works best for what you need.

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