Internships

Internships can be either paid or unpaid. Both options allow you to apply what you are learning in the classroom to the workplace and usually lasts for one semester.

Consider these hands-on experiences as a means to cultivate valuable and relevant competencies and develop a unique portfolio of work experience that sets you apart from your peers.

What are the benefits of an internship?

  • Students with a paid internship received nearly 50 percent more job offers than those who had either an unpaid internship or no internship. (2019 NACE Student Survey)
  • Internships improve professionalism, teamwork, communication, and critical-thinking/ problem-solving skills. (2019 NACE Student Survey)
  • Many unpaid interns endorsed the importance of global/intercultural fluency and career management skills. (2019 NACE Student Survey)
  • Interns cite the opportunity to develop skills that are applied and specific to the job, and friendly co-workers as the most important attributes of a position. (2019 NACE Student Survey)
  • 70% of employers make a full-time job offer to interns, and 80% of students accept said offer (NACE 2019 Internship and Coop Survey Report)

Prepare for an Internship

Before you engage in this type of experience, you will want to watch this quick video on what to expect and how to get ready!

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Find an Internship

Are you ready to find a meaningful internship experience? Check out the following lists to get started:

Gator CareerLink

Gator CareerLink is a free service that provides incredible access to internships, co-ops, job shadowing, part and full-time job opportunities. Companies recruiting on Gator CareerLink are looking for Gators.

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On Campus Internships

The following University of Florida programs offer internships for credit.

UF Honors Program

Internship credit (IDH4940) is available for Honors students that have secured an internship outside of their field of study or students that are not offered internship credit through your department.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science encourages all of its undergraduate students to serve as an intern. Internships are available at the local, state, federal, and international level and in every branch of government—executive, legislative, and judicial. Internships are also available with candidates running for political office, with political parties and interest groups (including nonprofit and lobbying organizations), as well as with law firms and private companies engaged in governmental relations and issue research.

Department of Criminology and Sociology

A practicum or internship (CCJ 4940) can enhance your undergraduate studies by providing an opportunity for students to gain valuable real-world experience. In order to enroll in an internship you must be 3LS or 4LS criminology major.

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Undergraduates are encouraged to seek out internships as an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience. Internships must be related to the academic major or career field interest, and conducted under approved industrial, business, institutional or governmental agency supervision. Positions not acceptable for internship are blue-collar work, technician, data entry, clerical, part-time, etc.

College of Journalism and Communication

Department of Advertising 

The advertising department offers two internship options for students in the major. Students seeking credit for a traditional internship may consider ADV 4940, the Advertising Internship, while students with a more advanced internship opportunity may consider ADV 4941, the Advanced Advertising Internship.

Department of Public Relations

Students can receive credit for their internship through PUR4940 – Public Relations Internship. Students may receive 1 credit for performing 65 hours of internship, 2 credits for performing 130 hours of internship or 3 credits for performing 195 hours of internship. Students may receive up to 3 internship credits.

Off Campus Internships

Programs that Offer Internships Not for Credit

INROADS

INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

LinkedIn Jobs

Boost your chances of getting hired through the power of your social network.

Chegg Internships

Find internships and employment opportunities in the largest internship marketplace.

Vault

A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice and job postings.