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Internships (iProgram)

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Earning Academic Credit for Practical Experience


An internship will allow you to apply skills in the workplace as well as what you have learned in the classroom.

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 looking for while still studying. 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 GET STARTED?
Students wishing to search for internships must enroll in the iProgram

HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
Students wishing to search for internships must enroll in the iProgram. Once enrolled the Davies College of Business Internship Program provides a range of work experience opportunities throughout the year exclusively for student members.   

REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM TO BE COMPLETED WHICH ARE MANDATORY:

  • Create/improve a resume using Vmock to achieve a score of 85.
  • Complete an online interview workshop and upload certificate to GatoredHired account.
  • Complete LinkedIn profile workshop.
  • Develop internship seeking strategies.
  • Upload resume to GatoredHired once your resume has reached a score of 85 on Vmock.      


ONCE I SECURE AN INTERNSHIP?

  1. Inform your Career Coach for next steps. If interested in securing credit for your internship, continue to step 2.

    2.  Visit the  Course Credit Information page and complete the Field Experience Form
    Ask your employer to complete their section before submitting to the head of department of your major for approval. The head of the department must approve your internship for you to receive course credit.

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.  We 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 job listings).  Read on practical steps on finding an internship that's right for you!  View this resource link on non-profit internships.


Last updated 4/30/2019 10:05 AM