Definition of an Internship
“The purpose of a bona-fide internship is to integrate classroom learning with practical skill development in a real-world setting.” - United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Student Internship Testimonials
Have you considered seeking an internship? Unsure if an internship makes sense for you? Take a minute to view this video as UofL students discuss the value of their internship experiences. This video was produced by the Young Communication Professionals chapter in the UofL Department of Communication.
Programs at UofL
Internships are the perfect way to gain real job experience before you graduate from the University of Louisville! Many academic departments at UofL can help coordinate internships. We have identified a List of Programs offering internships, cooperative education, student teaching, field placements, and clinicals for academic credit. Each academic unit grants their own credit and has their own requirements.
Listing Internships with Career Centers
The University, Business, and Engineering career centers post all internships in Cardinal Careers. Please visit their websites for additional Information.
- University Career Center serves 9 colleges and schools.
- College of Business - Ulmer Career Center
- Speed School of Engineering - Career Services & Cooperative Education
The Brandeis School of Law uses a separate Symplicity system due to the unique nature of law school recruiting.
- Brandeis School of Law - Office of Professional Development posts positions for law students in their Symplicity platform.
Career Coaches are available to assist students with their internship search process. Students should meet with their Career Coach 3-6 months before the semester in which they want to intern. The Career Coach will review strategies for researching internship opportunities in addition to how to search for internships in Cardinal Careers. Students seeking academic credit should check with their academic department.