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Internships

A great way to develop professional skills that employers are looking for, and put your liberal arts skills into action in a real-world setting.

Semester Long Internship

Many of the off-campus study programs approved for DePauw credit integrate internship participation into their missions or offer internship components. These options can be researched by viewing the list of approved programs in Horizons. Another resource, Handshake, has searchable internships across the country, as well as internationally. Visit Handshake to submit a secured internship.

Independently DesignedIf these programs are not an appropriate fit for you, you may also consider applying for independently-designed off-campus internships. These internships consist of academic credit for full-time, semester-long internships in conjunction with academic work. Planning for a semester off-campus involves collaboration with faculty and staff far in advance. You should seek advising as early as possible. Many students enrolled in classes on campus also participate in part-time, on-campus semester internships through specific departments at DePauw, or volunteer at a professional organization.

Requirements

# of weeks required: 14-16 weeks | # of hours required: 30-35 hrs/week, 420-490 hrs/semester

Type of credit earned: UNIV 298- Internship Readings (1 credit) and UNIV 299- Independently Designed Internship (2 credits)

How do I submit my internship for Extended Studies Credit and add my internship to my transcript?

To count your internship for Extended Studies during any term, complete the following steps by the deadline prior to the term: Deadline Spring semester December 1st, Fall semester May 1st

  1. Login to Handshake
  2. In the upper-right corner, click on "Career Center" > Experiences > Request an Experience
  3. Select "Experience Type: Semester Long Internship” and then the appropriate Term
  4. You must have a complete application for consideration: (1) the Handshake Experience, (2) an updated resume, and (3) a Liability Release Form, which becomes available under Resources once they've submitted the Experience.

Summer Internships

DePauw students most commonly do internships during the summer. The Hubbard Center is also available for one-on-one advising appointments to assist you with your summer internship search, and workshops are offered to learn about effective internship search strategies. Summer internships can meet the Extended Studies requirement by meeting a minimum of 140 hours. Visit Handshake to submit a secured internship.

Grant

If you are working 300+ hours during the summer, and meet all eligibility requirements, you can apply for the Summer Internship Grant. Internships supported by this competitive program will provide a learning experience that connects full-time summer work to individual academic and professional goals. 

Requirements

# of weeks required: Extended Studies 4 weeks, Summer Internship Grant 8 weeks | # of hours required: Extended Studies 140 hours, Summer Internship Grant 300 hours

Type of credit earned: Extended Studies (0 credit)

How do I submit my internship for Extended Studies Credit and add my internship to my transcript?

To count your internship for Extended Studies during any term, complete the following steps by the deadline prior to the term: Priority Deadline April 15th

  1. Login to Handshake
  2. In the upper-right corner, click on "Career Center" > Experiences > Request an Experience
  3. Select “Experience Type: Short-Term Internship” and then the appropriate Term
  4. You must have a complete application for consideration: (1) the Handshake Experience, (2) an updated resume, and (3) a Liability Release Form, which becomes available under Resources once they've submitted the Experience.
W/M Internships
 

You may pursue career exploration opportunities as a chance to learn more about career options in a given industry and build on professional skills, goals, and knowledge in a meaningful way. Many opportunities are available through Handshake, or you may develop opportunities through networking. Workshops and advisers in the Hubbard Center are here to help you through the process.

Limited funding is available to support short-term internships. You must submit a complete application in Handshake. Visit Handshake to submit a secured internship.

REQUIREMENTS

# of weeks required: 3 weeks | # of hours required: 105 hrs

Type of credit earned: Extended Studies (0 credit)

How do I submit my internship for Extended Studies Credit and add my internship to my transcript?

To count your internship for Extended Studies during any term, complete the following steps by the deadline prior to the term: Deadline May Term April 15th, Winter Term December 1st

  1. Login to Handshake
  2. In the upper-right corner, click on "Career Center" > Experiences > Request an Experience
  3. Select “Experience Type: Short-Term Internship” and then the appropriate Term
  4. You must have a complete application for consideration: (1) the Handshake Experience, (2) an updated resume, and (3) a Liability Release Form, which becomes available under Resources once they've submitted the Experience.

Searching for an Internship

While some leads can be found through networking, there are many websites, organizations and services to help.

Global Experiences Logo

DePauw and Global Experiences have partnered to facilitate international summer internships. 

Founded in 2001 Global Experiences is solely dedicated to providing internship opportunities. With over 60 university partnerships, more than 6,000 alumni, and staff in 13 global cities GE focuses on career readiness and global leadership. Our award-winning Career Development programming is unparalleled and is the hallmark of the student experience. Apply directly to Global Experiences to secure your summer international internship. You can register your internship for Extended Studies and apply for the Summer Internship Grant on Handshake

INTERNSHIPS LINKS
Going Global (*NOTE: Please create a personal account on Going Global before leaving campus)
Alumni Directory Handshake InternshipKing.com
Uniworld Online Pathways to Science WTTW Internships (media)
WGNtv.com Internships (media) Diversity Employers International Jobs Center
Bloomington Technology Intern Match Internships.com
Team Work Online Indiana INTERNnet Bunac - Britain
Foreign Policy Association Internship Programs Financial Aid
 HowToBecome.com AgCareers.com LinkedIn College 
Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan Non-Athlete's Guide to Finding a Career in Sports College Grad

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