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Employers seek students who have completed at least one internship while in school.  Learn how to pursue an internship and the option to pursue credit through the Davies College of Business.

WHAT ARE INTERNSHIPS?
Internships will help you gain the necessary skills employers are seeking while you are still in school. It can help you develop those important key competencies such as communication, leadership and critical thinking which can help you become more employable. Also this is a great way to discover what it would be like to work in your chosen industry and if it is a good fit for you. Many employers use interns as a way to hire future staff. Internships can be full time or part time and can vary in length of time. During an internship you will get the chance to participate in work that is typical of a regular employee. It is also a great way to develop industry contacts.

HOW DO I ENROLL IN THE iPROGRAM?
Step 1:  Create/improve your resume using VMock and achieve a score of 85.
Step 2:  Upload your new resume to GatorHIRED.
Step 3:  Complete the online Interviewing Skills Workshop [call us for details] (save the certificate)
Step 4:  Schedule an iProgram Enrollment appointment on GatorHIRED
Step 5:  Optional:  Complete the Linkedin for Students Course (Sign in with your organization
             account aka, gatormail)

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ON GATORHIRED!
Go to your GatorHIRED account and complete the Experiential Learning application under the "My Account" tab.  NoteYou will receive access to the application after you have enrolled in the iProgram.

INTERNSHIP FOR COURSE CREDIT

  • If interested in securing course credit for your internship, visit the Internship Course Credit (iProgram) page or contact our Internship Coordinator, Jiselle Wilson:  wilsonji@uhd.edu
  • We will submit your request to the Department Chair of your major, and Academic Advising for approval.


WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?

Paid and unpaid opportunities are available throughout the year and the sooner you apply the better your chances of landing one. Many of the larger companies will start their recruitment of interns in the fall semester, however some will also start their recruitment in the spring depending on their needs.  The UHD Davies College of Business career center can be a valuable resource in helping you land an internship through the GatorHired platform.

HOW DO I FIND AN INTERNSHIP?

There are a number of ways to find an internship which can help you gain valuable work experience. The internship can be part-time, full time and it’s possible to find your own by using your own business contacts. Visit the Davies College of Business Career Center and speak to a career coach on job seeking strategies.  Download our Practical Steps to Finding an InternshipWe also have the GatorHired system where you can find internships and employment opportunities (You must have accessed your account and have an approved resume to access the iProgram internship listings). 

COMMUNITY WORK STUDY AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Community Work-Study and Internship Program is a branch of the Federal College Work-Study Program operated by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning. The program is dual-purposed—provides temporary, part-time employment for UHD students with a financial need and meets the needs of the community through designated 'partner' organizations in Houston.

Partner organizations that employ Community Work-Study students are not paid wages by the organization. Students are compensated through their financial aid award and work 10 -19.5 hours per week. These organizations train, assign tasks, supervise, and monitor the hours of the student by completing weekly timesheets. For More information on this program please contact the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL)


Last updated 8/8/2019 11:15 AM