"...internships provide you with an opportunity to learn in a real work environment with professionals in your field...you'll be able to develop key competencies, skills, and work characteristics that employers seek… You'll also have a better understanding of what people in your field do, gain more confidence in your abilities, and learn how to get things done. In general, you'll be better prepared to enter the world of work and your field." (NACE)
Definition of 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)
All About Internships
- University Guidelines
Doing 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.
- Make the Most of Your Internship!
Find out the key details to look for when seeking out an internship.
- Internship Links
If you are unsure where to start in your search, you can visit our links to discover potential internships.
- Find the Right Internship For You: This resource offers tactics from buying business cards, to networking at Chamber of Commerce events that help anyone regardless of connections find a great internship.
- Career Center Jobs –Portland/Metro Internship Search
This is a direct connection to a great internship search engine.
- Top Intern Employers (Collegegrad.com annual list)
This is another great internship search resource available to you.
Career Services Resources
Bruin Careers hosts job/internship postings - including on- and off-campus - an employer directory, an online resource library, and career event information.
Optimal Resume is an online resource that helps build your job search tools like resumes, cover letters, websites, portfolios, and interview skills.
Sigi3 is an online assessment where you learn more about your interests, skills, personality, and values, and match them with career options.