Finding an internship is similar to the process of securing employment. Applying for internships will allow students to practice applying for jobs within the public sector. Students will need to contact organizations of interest and apply for an internship like applying for a job. You are encouraged to secure an internship related to your post-graduate career goals.
Learn valuable work force skills, earn academic credit, and build your professional network in an industry that aligns with your career goals by applying for internships. Please note, students are responsible for securing an internship to satisfy major requirements with a government or nonprofit agency. Students can find internships using the following:
The section below contains a list of established SGPP internship partners. Review the organizations and their application process prior to applying.
Handshake is the University of Arizona's career management tool. It offers UA students and alumni access to
- on-campus research experiences
- experiential learning experiences
- direct access to recruiters who are hiring Wildcats
- networking opportunities with alumni and peers
- professional development opportunities
Students interested in working for the federal government can search for internships and future career opportunities at USA Jobs.
USA Jobs Tips:
- You can filter your search results by Student and Recent Graduates to find internships
- You will need to submit a federal resume. Review the Student Engagement and Career Development's federal resume guide for more information.
Students seeking internships outside of Arizona are responsible for securing an internship with a government or nonprofit agency.
- For out-of-state internship approval, email the SGPP Internship Coordinator Laureana Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Students are encouraged to use Handshake to seek out-of-state internship opportunities.
- Students can also search for job listings through search engines, or by going directly to a county, city, state, or other government/nonprofit career site.
Remote internships are conducted virtually, requiring students to work independently. Working independently demands students to be self-starters, highly organized, maintain superb communication by email or instant messaging, and have excellent time management skills.
Students who do not have previous job experience are not encouraged to intern remotely.
Applying for internships can be a competitive process. Therefore, submitting an excellent resume and cover letter will increase the chances of securing an internship of interest.
If you need help drafting a resume or cover letter, visit the Student Engagement and Career Development (SECD) website and Lifelab for assistance. The SECD offers career advising and provides a document review service where you can upload a resume and cover letter and receive personalized feedback within 3-4 days.