Q: Is it difficult to obtain an internship in this program?
A: A well-written, balanced resume and strong communication skills are essential. As with any position, attention to detail, determination, and follow-through are expected.
Q: Do many people get class credit for this internship?
A: In order to receive credit, you must have signed approval from the internship advisor in your academic department; they will assist you with application eligibility, number of credit hours, and grading requirements.
Q: Does this program assist students in obtaining future internships and/or jobs?
A: Students have obtained future internships, part-time jobs, and full-time careers as a direct result of this internship program.
Q: How can students take a full-load of classes while interning?
A: Time management is an important soft skill. Students interning on Tuesday and Thursday may take classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students interning on alternate dates have the flexibility to arrange the internship around scheduled classes.
Q: When is this internship program offered?
A: The program is offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters, but the majority of the students participate in this internship program during the fall or spring semesters.
Q: Is transportation offered in the summer?
A: No, transportation is only offered during the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Q: Whom do I talk to about receiving credit for my internship?
A: In order to receive credit, you must have signed approval from the internship advisor in your academic department; they will assist you with application eligibility, number of credit hours, and grading requirements. Career Services is not authorized to approve or grant credit for any internship; however, we can assist you in determining and contacting the appropriate faculty member from your academic department.
Q: What majors will be accepted into this program?
A: Any and all majors are welcome to apply. Past interns have studied: Business Administration, Communication, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Finance, History, Human Resources, Industrial Management, Information Technology, International Business, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, and Social Studies.
Q: When am I eligible to intern?
A: All CMU undergraduate and graduate students are welcomed and encourage to apply