Applying & Interviewing for Internships

Student having resume reviewed by advisor
Get your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviewed during Express Hours at the Career Center throughout the semester Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Step One: Do Your Research/Get Organized

Research the targeted employer to personalize your application materials, gather fuel for your interview and confirm that it is the right fit
  • Check out the employer website to find the company’s mission and values
  • Use resources such as Glassdoor and Vault to find out about company financials, salaries, and more
  • View the employer profile on Handshake to read reviews from students around the country who have worked or interned with the targeted organization
Organize your findings and timeline

Use this Internship Search Organizer (Excel) template to organize information about the employers and application requirements and deadlines


Step Two: Prepare Your Application Materials

Create a resume
  • Check out our Resume information
  • Stop in to Express Hours to meet with a career peer advisor
  • Schedule an appointment on Handshake with a career advisor for a more in-depth review
Create a cover letter
Create a LinkedIn profile
  • Complete your LinkedIn profile so that recruiters can learn more about your experiences
Prepare supplemental materials for your application
  • Create a portfolio with writing samples, artwork, projects, lessons, etc.
Be sure all communication with potential employers is professional



Step Four: Assess Your Progress

Follow-up after your interview within 24-48 hours by emailing everyone with whom you interviewed
What if I’m not hearing back? What if I’ve been rejected?



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