Many of our students gain work experience by completing an internship. Internships contribute significantly to preparing students for career opportunities. Internships help gain:
- Relevant work experience
- Professional mentorship
- Valuable networks of contacts
- On-the-job training
Earn Money and Credit
Most internships, especially those completed off campus, are paid. Many even provide benefits. You may be granted academic credit (1-3 credits for each internship experience). For some majors, internships can fulfill required electives. Internships for credit are pass/fail, and students are required to complete a report about their experience.
Find an Internship
Internships are typically completed during your junior or senior year, most frequently, in the summer. Students find an internship through one of the following ways:
- College faculty: Our faculty members maintain strong connections with industry leaders to help place our students.
- University of Idaho Career Center: This on-campus resource helps students craft resumes, hone interview skills and connect with prospective employers.
- Independent Research: Students find internships through their own research or through friends and families. All internships must be preapproved by CBE faculty before credit can be granted.
- CBE Virtual Career Center: Internship opportunities are displayed on the screens on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the J. A. Albertson Building.