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 thought about doing an internship? Not sure about whether an internship makes sense for you? Here is a video with several UofL students talking about 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 will 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
- University Career Center posts internships for 9 colleges and schools in Handshake.
- College of Business - Ulmer Career Center posts internships and co-ops for business students in Cardinal Careers.
- Speed School of Engineering - Career Services posts internships and co-op for engineering students in Cardinal Careers.
- 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 job searching for internships in addition to how positions are posted in Handshake. For students needing academic credit should check with their academic department.