Internships

What is an Internship?

An internship is an opportunity to get "hands-on" experience by working in your chosen profession. Often times, class credit will be given for internships. Internships may be paid or unpaid and can run anywhere from 3 months to a year.

Do I have to do an Internship?

No, but it is strongly recommended. Many majors now require an internship as part of their core course curriculum. You should contact your College Advisement Center to see if it is required for your major.

What are the Advantages of an Internship?

An internship is a great way for you to acquire work experience to compliment your degree. A student is much more marketable after graduation if they have work experience. Internships can also help you build a network of people who can recommend you for future jobs. Sometimes internships can turn into full-time employment after graduation. It also looks great on a resume. About 80% of graduating students complete at least one internship prior to graduation.

When should I do an Internship?

Most students will do internships in their chosen field their junior or senior year, however, you can do an internship anytime during your college career even if you haven't decided for sure on a major. Many times internship experience can help you make a career decision.

How Can I get Credit for my Internship?

Depending on the type of work being done for the internship, most employers will work with the Academic Internship office or your major department to help you get credit for your internship.

How Do I get an Internship?

  • Check with the Career Network at the Student Athlete Academic Center, 345 SAB, 801-422-3642
  • Visit the Career Placement Center, 2400 WSC, 801-422-3000, http://ccc.byu.edu/ucs/
  • Register on eRecruiting. You can access eRecruiting through the Route Y interchange. Click on the link "Career Resources Services" under the "Miscellaneous" category
  • Check with your department or College Advisement Center
  • Attend the Career Fairs in October and January
  • Search the BYU alumni database at http://alumni.byu.edu/placement/