Apply what you have learned in the classroom to practical work experiences! The primary focus of an internship is EDUCATIONAL in nature.
We recommend you report every internship experience in CometCareers.
The Career Center has designed its internship program based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ definition of internship:
“An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.” [Source]
Students’ internships are designed to match their educational goals and career paths to provide them practical knowledge that reinforces their academic learning in selected workplaces. On-campus jobs that meet the internship program guidelines can also be considered for internship engagement.
The position must include academic components to be offered as an internship.
We use the term “internship” to include cooperative education (co-ops), internships, and Curricular Practical Training (CPT).
If you are ready to begin your internship search, please review the “Eligibility and Process” section to get further information on the next steps.
Engineering and Computer Science students contact the Industrial Practice Program (IPP) office.
Internship Program Dates and Deadlines
The dates to register for the internship class have been set prior to the Academic Calendar registration dates to allow internship requests to be reviewed and approved by University deadlines.
Summer 2018 Important Dates for Internship Program
***Students on F-1 visa cannot engage in volunteering, training, or working until CPT is authorized.
All internships must be reported in CometCareers by June 25.
Registration Dates for 11-week session Internship Course
Regular Registration: April 2 - May 17 (Note: egistration on May 17 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties)
LATE Registration: May 18 - May 31 (LATE registration fee WILL be applied)
Registration Dates for 2nd 5-week session Internship Course
Regular Registration: May 31 - June 25 (Note: registration on June 25 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties)
LATE Registration: June 26 - July 2 (LATE registration fee WILL be applied)
Internships are processed in the order they are reported and MUST include all required information. Reported internships with missing information are not considered for processing in the reported order.
You MUST receive prior consent from your career consultant for internships starting June 27 - July 3
Last Day to Work for Students on F-1 Visa
August 4 - for students who are graduating in August
August 19 - for students who are not graduating in August
Last Day to Work for Domestic Students
Varies - Refer to internship offer from the employer