An internship is a real world experience related to your career interests providing an opportunity to learn specific skills and knowledge. Internships are a great way to “test-drive” a career, gain professional experience, and develop your network.
Internships can be:
Be clear about your goals and what you would like to get out of an internship. Some questions to ask yourself:
Having good marketing materials (resume, cover letter, and portfolio) is essential to a successful internshipsearch. Begin creating your materials early!
What drew me to the counseling and student personnel program was their focus on the lived experiences, personal characteristics, and individual potential for each student as a counselor, no matter their professional background.
Hannah Boldt, M.A. student
counseling and student personnel psychology
Department of Educational Psychology