Launch your career as a student.

Internships provide the opportunity to apply classroom theory in a real-world setting. Internship experiences should support your future career and/or educational goals. Finding an internship is hard work! It takes time, effort and persistence to identify, apply, interview and be selected for an internship.

The key to a successful internship experience is planning 12 months or more before you want to complete an internship. Many employers complete their intern interviewing hiring in the fall for the following summer.

Before your internship, it is your responsibility to:

  • Develop a resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile
  • Grow your professional network
  • Continually identify internship opportunities
  • Utilize campus resources and events such as Handshake, employer site visits, career fairs, resume review appointments and search strategy coaching sessions
  • Apply and interview for multiple internships

Visit the "Article Library" on Handshake or the Career and Life Calling page on the CU Portal for additional information and step-by-step instructions on how to receive academic credit for an internship.

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