Internship FAQ

Students must pay UA tuition to earn academic credit for the internship. Review the Bursar Office tuition calculator.

There are multiple channels to find and secure an internship. The Find Internships is a great place to start. In addition, Handshake is the University of Arizona's career management tool, offering UA students and alumni access to jobs, internships, on-campus research experiences, and all things career and experiential learning related. You can also research internships by using search engines to look up internships in your county.

    You are encouraged to secure an internship related to your post-graduate career goals. If you are uncertain about internships, email SGPP Internship Coordinator Laurena Jones ( to schedule an appointment. 

    • Utilize your resources to search for an internship. 
    • Prepare your application materials and ensure they are error-free
    • Apply to 3-5 organizations
    • Need help drafting a resume and cover letter? Check out the Student Engagement and Career Developmentwebsite and Lifelab for assistance. 


    • Congratulations on securing an internship! Refer to the Apply for Internship Credit page for directions on enrolling in the Internship Course.

    Students are unable to enroll themselves in the Internship Course. Your SGPP Internship Coordinator will enroll you in the class contingent on submitting a work plan.  Refer to the Apply for Internship Credit page for details on enrolling in the course.  

    Students must secure an internship and complete a work plan (requiring a site-supervisor signature) in order to enroll in the course.

    Work plans with supervisor signatures are required to enroll in the class. Speak to SGPP Internship Coordinator Laureana Jones ( about any background check delays. 

    SGPP Coordinator Laureana Jones considers work plan extensions on a case-by-case basis. Contact Ms. Jones (, and she will determine if you are eligible for an extension.