Frequently Asked Questions
Are internships paid?
Internships can be paid or unpaid. If the employer does not offer paid internship positions...don't stop there. YOU can apply for a stipend. (Stipends are NOT guaranteed and are provided based on availability of funding).
Can I get academic credit for my internship?
Yes, see your Career Consultant at the Career Center (SAC 2221) for details. Also, you may wish to pursue an internship without academic credit in order to meet graduation requirements.
Does my major require an internship?
Check with your academic department to find out if your major requires an internship.
When should I begin my internship?
As early as the 2nd semester of your freshman year! You can do your internship in Fall, Spring and/or Summer.
Where will I live?
In most cases, you will be responsible for securing your own summer housing. Meet with your Career Consultant for other suggestions regarding where to look.
How do I prepare for an internship?
Participate in on-campus recruiting (info sessions/tables, interviews, job fairs), work with your Career Consultant to identify potential employers, logon to the Bison CareerLink to review position announcements, create a network of contacts such as friends and family.