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.
Spring 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 March 12.
Registration Dates for 16-week session Internship Course
Regular Registration: November 13 - January 4 - registration on January 4 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties
LATE Registration: January 5 - January 16 (LATE registration fee WILL be applied)
Registration Dates for 2nd 8-week session Internship Course
Regular Registration: January 16 - March 1 - registration on March 1 requires same day tuition payment to avoid reinstatement penalties
LATE Registration: March 2 - March 19 (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 March 20 - April 2
Last Day to Work for Students on F-1 Visa
May 20 - for students who are not graduating in May
May 7 - for students who are graduating in May
Last Day to Work for Domestic Students
Refer to internship offer from the employer