Whether it is paid, unpaid, for credit or not, an internship can provide a different sort of classroom for expanding your learning. Internships can help you explore and test hunches about career fields, build your resume, and launch your career.
Finding an Internship
Seeking an internship requires much of the same kind of preparation as any job search. There are several Puget Sound resources that provide a great place to start your search for an internship placement. Remember to start your search early, especially if you hope to enroll for academic credit. Arrangements should be made during the months prior to the semester or summer in which you plan to enroll.
Access thousands of internships across the country (InternshipLink) and around the world (Going Global).
Search the ASK Network to identfy alumni in career fields or in geographic locations that interest you. Alumni in the ASK Network may be able to share useful information about their own internship experiences, or point you to internship programs in their organization.
Special Puget Sound Internship and Research Opportunities:
There are two course options at Puget Sound that allow students to formally link a work experience to the curriculum for academic credit (tuition and fees apply): Internship Seminars and Faculty Sponsored Internships. You must be at least a junior to enroll in either of these programs.
The Co-Operative Education program allows students to gain preprofessional experience through off-campus employment while earning between .25 and 1.0 activity credits (tuition and fees apply). You must be at least a sophomore to be eligible for cooperative education credit.
Puget Sound students have access to two databases that list thousands of internships through Career and Employment Services’ InternshipLink.