The Office of Career Services
Students Seeking Internships
Before your internship
There are nine steps you should complete before you start your internship. For full information, please read the Quick & Easy Guide to Finding an Internship Placement.
Step 1 – Plan ahead! Begin your internship search no later than one semester in advance.
Step 2 – Get Program Chair approval, if applicable.
Step 3 – Complete and submit the Internship Request Form, Student Waiver and contact the Internship Coordinator to discuss the placement process.
Step 4 – Assess your interests.
Step 5 – Research potential options.
Step 6 – Develop or update your resume. Our resume help section offers guidelines and tips.
Step 7 – Register for course credit, if applicable.
Step 8 – Follow-through!
Step 9 – Begin your internship.
An additional resource that may help you consider the type of internship you’d like is our “What can I do with this major?” page. Review careers that correspond with your major, and see recommendations to help get started in those areas.
During your internship
Below is some additional information you might need, depending on your placement and supervisor:
Maintain contact with Internship Coordinator – Your Internship Coordinator will check in with you periodically during your internship to make sure things are going well. If you have any questions or concerns about your placement site, please contact us right away.
Maintain contact with your professor – Simply completing the internship will not guarantee course credit. You will likely have assignments in addition to completing your hours, such as written assignments or meetings.
Completing your internship
In order to complete your internship, we will need a completed evaluation form from your supervisor. The Internship Coordinator will contact your supervisor to coordinate its completion. You will be asked to review and sign the completed evaluation. In addition, we ask that you complete a satisfaction survey to get your opinion about the placement process.
Evaluation Form –Printed version for your internship supervisor to complete.
Student Satisfaction Survey – Complete the printed version.
Access the entire Internship Manual here.
Career Services Resources
Contact Information Office of Career Services
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Telephone: (219) 473-4341 (Indiana)
(773) 721-0202, Ext. 341 (Illinois)
1-877-700-9100 (Toll Free)
FAX: (219) 473-4277