To receive credit for employment, a student must be enrolled in an internship practicum in the department of your declared major. These students are typically at or near the end of their certificate or degree program. The Office of Cooperative Education and Internships assists departments in finding internship positions that provide meaningful experiences for their students.
Finding an opportunity that interests you is half the battle. Now you have to show the employer that you are the right person for the job! Most employers require that you send a resume and cover letter. A well written resume and cover letter will increase your chances of being invited to an interview. We have provided tips and samples below to help you prepare.
- Contact the Department Chair in your program area to express your desire to participate in an internship
- Build your resume, including Summary, Education, and Experience.
- It’s recommended, but not required that you prepare a portfolio to differentiate yourself from other candidates. This may include:
- Samples of your work (projects, reports, presentations, etc.)
- Organizations in which you have participated
- Honors and awards you have received
- Licenses or certifications you have received
- Skills you would like to highlight
- Recommendations – Ask your professors, former employers, and others who are familiar with your work to write a recommendation letter