• Landing an Internship

Landing an Internship

Internships bring your academic classroom studies to life! These experiential opportunities provide exposure to careers matching your major or intended career path. Internships also position you as a more competitive candidate for full-time jobs or graduate school admission.

A study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that:

  • The overall rate of conversion into full-time employment for interns was 48.4%.
  • Employers made full-time offers to 56.5% of their interns.

Find an Internship On Campus Through InternFSU

The InternFSU program provides 100 on-campus paid experiential learning opportunities for currently enrolled full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking FSU students during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Through the generous support of FSU’s leadership and administration, the InternFSU program provides high impact experiential learning opportunities for students to gain professional experience on-campus complimentary to their field of study or career goals. Students who participate in InternFSU will gain knowledge and skills related to career decision making and critical career competencies while in college.

The on-campus internship site (Department/Institute/Lab/Office/Unit/etc.) will:

  • provide a quality on-campus experiential learning opportunity*;
  • schedule regular, ongoing 1:1 mentoring and supervision meetings**;
  • fund 50% of the student’s $10/hour wage for 120 hours spanning one semester.

*An InternFSU experience cannot displace a regular University employee position, or be predominantly clerical/administrative duties.

**Supervisors must be full-time Florida State University faculty or staff.

The InternFSU program will:

  • provide a hiring framework including job description creation and advertisement support;
  • provide a technology platform to facilitate learning objectives, supervision and mentorship support, and student recognition through transcript notation;
  • fund 50% of the student’s $10/hour wage for 120 hours spanning one semester.

InternFSU students may work a maximum of 120 hours per semester.  This averages ten (10) hours per week for twelve (12) weeks.

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Are You Ready for an Internship?

If you have decided to pursue that perfect internship position, there are a few elements you should consider before you begin your work experience.

Read over Are You Ready for an Internship ? This guide is a simple, step-by-step strategic outline designed to assist you in looking at where you are and where you want to go.

Tips for Finding an Internship

10 Tips for Finding an Internship

Use these resources to find an opportunity that meets your needs:

  • Visit The Career Center to meet with a Career Advisor who can steer you in the right direction.
  • Use SeminoleLink powered by Handshake to access postings for internships and experiential opportunities.
  • Use ProfessioNole mentors to network with professionals in your field of interest and request an information interview.
  • Utilize the 3000+ resources in The Career Center Library to research industries and employers.
  • Make Contact! Ask family members, friends, advisors, and any other individuals you know about potential internship and co-op opportunities.
  • Job Shadow to see the inside of an organization and meet professionals in your area of interest.
  • Conduct an information interview. You can ask questions about the industry and the job and demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to the interviewer.

Internship Resources

 

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