Internships

Internships

Apply what you have learned in the classroom to practical work experiences! The primary focus of an internship is EDUCATIONAL in nature.
We recommend you report every internship experience in Handshake.


The Career Center has designed its internship program based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 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.” [Source]

Students’ internships are designed to match their educational goals and career paths to provide them practical knowledge that reinforces their academic learning in selected workplaces. On-campus jobs that meet the internship program guidelines can also be considered for internship engagement.

The position must include academic components to be offered as an internship.

We use the term “internship” to include cooperative education (co-ops), internships, and Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

If you are ready to begin your internship search, please review the “Eligibility and Process” section to get further information on the next steps.

Engineering and Computer Science students contact the Industrial Practice Program (IPP) office.

Internship Program Dates and Deadlines


The dates to register for the internship class have been set prior to the Academic Calendar registration dates to allow internship requests to be reviewed and approved by University deadlines.

Fall 2018 Important Dates for Internship/Experience Program

***Students on F-1 visa cannot engage in volunteering, training, or working until CPT is authorized.
All experiences must be requested in Handshake by October 15.


Fall 2018 Internship Deadlines

Registration Dates for 16-week session Internship Course

Regular Registration: July 16 - August 16 (Note: registration on August 16 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties)
LATE Registration: August 17 - August 27 (LATE registration fee WILL be applied)

** Internships located outside of the US must complete enrollment during the full, 16-week session – International internship request deadlines may differ from published deadlines – Please see Education Abroad for registration deadlines

*** BBS does not approve internships for the 2nd 8-week session (must enroll in full, 16-week) – Deadline to request BBS internships is August 20

Registration Dates for 2nd 8-week session Internship Course

Regular Registration: August 28 - October 11 (Note: registration on October 11 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties)
LATE Registration: October 12 - October 22 (LATE registration fee WILL be applied)

All internships MUST be a minimum of 6 weeks (Monday through Sunday) from the date of enrollment

Experiences are processed in the order they are requested and MUST include all required information. Requested experiences with missing information are not considered for processing in the requested order.

Last Day to Work for Students on F-1 Visa

December 17 - for students who are graduating in December
January 13 - for students who are not graduating in December

Last Day to Work for Domestic Students

Varies - Refer to internship offer from the employer



Spring 2019 Important Dates for Internship/Experience Program

***Students on F-1 visa cannot engage in volunteering, training, or working until CPT is authorized.
All experiences must be requested in Handshake by March 18.


Spring 2019 Internship Deadlines

Registration Dates for 16-week session Internship Course

Regular Registration: November 5 - January 10 (Note: registration on January 10 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties)
LATE Registration: January 11 – January 22 (LATE registration fee WILL be applied)

** Internships located outside of the US must complete enrollment during the full, 16-week session – International internship request deadlines may differ from published deadlines – Please see Education Abroad for registration deadlines

*** BBS does not approve internships for the 2nd 8-week session (must enroll in full, 16-week) – Deadline to request BBS internships is January 15

Registration Dates for 2nd 8-week session Internship Course

Regular Registration: January 23 – March 7 (Note: registration on March 7 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties)
LATE Registration: March 8 – March 25 (LATE registration fee WILL be applied)

All internships (except JSOM – minimum hour requirement applies) MUST be a minimum of 6 weeks from the date of enrollment

Experiences are processed in the order they are requested and MUST include all required information. Requested experiences with missing information are not considered for processing in the requested order.

Earliest CPT Employment Start Date (Spring)

December 18

Last Day to Work for Students on F-1 Visa

May 11 - for students who are graduating in May
May 22 - for students who are not graduating in May

Last Day to Work for Domestic Students

Varies - Refer to internship offer from the employer