An internship is simply a work experience that is a related to the career you are planning to pursue. They may be paid or volunteer positions, and you may or may not choose to receive academic credit for them. Remember that when it comes to making yourself employable, completing internships is one of the most important things you can do!
What would you like to do?
This 2-page Internship handout quickly covers deciding what you want to do, how to seek out and apply for opportunities, and how to register for academic credit. A must-read for anyone thinking about an internship!
Visit the Internship webpage for more information about the internship program at Boise State.
Handshake is the Career Center’s online job posting system. Log in to search for posted internship opportunities (but don’t forget to search for unposted opportunities as well!).
The Internship Database houses both the Internship Application for Academic Credit AND Boise State’s records of past student internships (those completed for academic credit), so while these are not posted internship opportunities, searching through these records can give you great ideas about what type of internship you could do, and what organizations you might approach about an internship. Search by your major or by a company of interest.
The Internship Database is also where you will go to complete the Internship Application for Academic Credit. You will do this once you have already secured an internship opportunity with a company or organization.
The process of finding an internship IS a job search process! The information contained in the Job Search section of the Virtual Career Center will help you conduct an effective internship search as well.
Still have questions about the internship process, finding, applying, or getting credit for an internship? Send your questions to a Career Counselor.