What is an internship?

An internship is an opportunity for current students to integrate work experience into their academic experience.  The internship should give the student a valuable and meaningful career and educational experience in their field of interest.  Students will also enhance their resume, build a professional network, learn more about their chosen field of interest, apply academic knowledge, and develop transferrable skills (communication, time management, customer service, etc.). 

UAFS Internship Program

The Internship Program is a combined effort of the University, employers and students to integrate work experience into academic programs. The Career Services Office works in conjunction with UAFS faculty to assist students in preparing for and finding internship experiences that match the students’ career goals and interests within the selected field of study.

Internships provide students with experience that integrates theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development on the job; in turn, this contributes to the development of personal and professional maturity and ethics. In addition, the program provides employers with a cost-effective opportunity to assist in student development, supplement the workforce with emerging talent, and enhance long-range recruiting efforts by evaluating students' potential for employment upon graduation while increasing company exposure within our university.


UAFS Internship Opportunity Form PDF document (PDF will open in new tab)

UAFS Internship Packet - COMING SOON


The Internship Packet outlines requirements and responsibilities for the student, academic department/internship instructor, and internship site supervisor.  The packet should be used for ALL internships.  A syllabus, course description, and any additional requirements may be added at the discretion of the academic department/internship instructor.

How much does an internship pay?

Internships can be paid or unpaid per the employer's discretion. 

Will I receive course credit?

Internship requirements and credit vary by Academic College.  If you are interested in an internship, first consult your faculty advisor to find out internship requirements.

When can I do an internship?

Typically internships are one semester in length (Fall or Spring) or can be combined into both summer terms.  Consult your faculty advisor for internship requirements.

Helpful Links

CareerLink - FREE online job database for all UAFS current students and alumni. - Land the perfect internship with this internship search. - Internship search engine.