Finding an Internship

If you are interested in finding an internship, please complete the following steps: 

  • Contact the Career Center at 503.943.7201 to schedule an appointment to talk about internships
  • Review current internship opportunities posted on Handshake
  • Check your UP email for the Focus on Internship Newsletter outlining great internship opportunities and career events sent every other week
  • Utilize the online internship preparation courses in the UP Virtual Learning Center (VLC):
    • Log in with your UP network logon and network password (NOT your UP email)
    • Before you start your first course, you will be prompted to take the mini-course "Getting Started with the VLC"
    • Once the intro course is completed, click on "INTERNSHIP PREPARATION SERIES" in the home menu
Course 1: INT-1 Internship search
Learn about...
  • Tapping into the "hidden job market"
  • Figuring out who you can contact to connect you to internship leads
  • Developing a focused internship search strategy to land your dream internship

Course 2: INT-2 Internship application techniques
Learn about...
  • Developing your internship tools - resume, cover letter, communication strategy
  • Learning the pitfalls of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Developing valuable goals for your internship
If you have any questions, please contact the Career Center at 503.943.7201 or stop by Orrico Hall, Lower Level. 


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