On-Campus Internships

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Why intern on campus?

It’s convenient if you don’t have a car, or you can limit commuting expenses if you do. You also can maximize your time if you have a tight schedule. And you get all the benefits of an off-campus internship.

Here’s how to start your search:

Step One: Identify Possible Sites

  • Where could you plug in to find the experience you desire?
  • Which office/service/program/department offers the environment you seek?
  • Where is a logical place for you to look and land?

Technical skills

  • Role or industry-specific
  • Develop through class or work experience

Transferable skills

  • Applied to many and new situations
  • Developed in a variety of experiences (class, work, co-curricular, leadership, volunteer, projects, research)
  • There are a variety internships on campus in multiple settings to develop your skills and experiences

Step Two: Search and Apply

  • Log in to Handshake and complete your profile
  • Further filter by “TU Intern” in the job title
  • Select a campus job in a department that offers potential
  • Revise the job description to reflect higher level skills
  • Negotiate new/different duties with the supervisor
  • Consider turning your on-campus job into an internship! Talk to your supervisor about the possibility of developing an internship opportunity following these Internship Employer Expectations.


Additional Resources

Once you've found an opportunity that interests you, be sure to follow these steps for . . .