Internships for Students
Internship Policy | COVID-19
1) Students should follow the guidance of the employers that they are interning with;
2) If no guidance has been given, students should insist that employers find workarounds for interns to work remotely;
3) If remote work is not possible, make sure to have students practice rigorous social distancing;
4) If social distancing is not possible, have students stop the internship.
Internships are a great way for you to gain valuable experience, exercise existing skills, apply knowledge in your coursework and to gain news skills and knowledge.
"...93% of executives and 94% of hiring managers say that they would be more likely to hire a recent graduate who has held an internship or apprenticeship with a company or organization." - Hart Research Associates, 2019. Survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities
Types of Internships:
There are many types of internships... paid, non-paid, for credit, not for credit, semester-long internships, year-long internships, on-campus internships and off-campus internships.
Whichever type of internship you get, the goal remains the same; to gain value added knowledge, skills, experiences and a stronger network of relationship that can help you land a job in a career path that you want.
Finding an Internship:
Handshake - Find career and internship opportunities for Weber State students and alumni in your field of study through your eWeber portal
Career Counselors - Find out your college's assigned career counselor. These counselors are available to help you along your career and internship path
Internship Coordinators - Most majors on campus have designated internship coordinators. These internship coordinators also can help you find internship opportunities that are related to your respective major. Internship coordinators also teach major specific internship courses so you can get credit for your internship experience.
Be sure to check with your internship coordinator to find out about requirements associate with internships in order to earn credit. Please note that some majors require an internship.