An internship is a structured, supervised work experience that enables students to gain practical, professional exposure to a particular career field. The Chirico Career Center operates as a clearinghouse for the paperwork and process and is not involved in the direct placement of students in internships. Students are responsible for researching and selecting potential internship positions and initiating contact with employers. The Chirico Career Center can support students through individual coaching sessions and through various resources provided by the center.
Where to start?
Identify an area of career interest, use the links below to assist in your search:
- What Can I Do With This Major: Explore majors and search for career information
- CliftonStrengths: A development tool, which provides an individual with their “Top 5” strengths
- Focus2: A career, major and education planning system
Resume & Cover Letters
Schedule an appointment with a career coach on Handshake or come to Daily Drop-Ins
Find resume examples in our Handshake resources, or stop by Slavin 108 for our resume packet
- Vmock: Create or improve your resume
- FriarLink: Network with Alumni and join career communities
- Career EXPOS: Sign up on Handshake and attend the career EXPOS to network with over 100 employers and discover internship and post-graduate opportunities. Come dressed to impress!
- Employer Conversations: Explore your career curiosities by speaking with an employer virtually. An opportunity to ask questions in a casual environment. Sign up using Handshake.
- Lobby tables: Find out when employers are coming to campus on Handshake or on Instagram @pcfriarlife
- Mock interview with a Career Coach by making an appointment
- Big Interview: Practice interviewing from the comfort of your room
Thank You Note
Email a thank you note after your interview. Find examples on Handshake or stop by Daily Drop-Ins for help!
Summer 2022 Internships – Requirements for Credit
The deadline to complete the requirements for summer internship credit was June 24, 2022 to be enrolled in Summer session II (July 5-August 5). Please contact your career coach if you have questions:
- Business: Tess White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Arts & Sciences: Meg Straumann (email@example.com)
- Professional Studies: Shaun Crank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
School Year Academic Internships – Requirements for Credit
More information about 2022-2023 academic internships will be available soon.
- Juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to earn internship credit
- Academic internships are one semester, offer 3 credits, require 8-12 work hours per week, may include a seminar and most courses allow both pay and credit
- Internship course descriptions are in the online Undergraduate Catalog
- Internships require a faculty supervisor who oversees academic components and a site supervisor who oversees work at the site and both supervisors evaluate internship performance
- Students must complete a Site Evaluation for Academic Internship/Field Experiences
Credit Registration Procedures
Students are responsible for making all arrangements for academic credit in advance of the start of the internship, including:
- Obtain the internship
- Contact the Faculty Contact from the department most closely aligned to your internship to seek approval of the internship as eligible for credit and secure a faculty sponsor
- Register for coinciding internship course by registration deadline
- Come to Slavin 108 to gain access to the online Learning Agreement via Handshake and submit by the 3rd Friday of the semester of registration