February Is Internship Month

February Is Internship Month 

 By Stuart Esrock, Ph.D. 

The University Career Center is getting ready to focus in February on the importance of internships for students as they progress toward their chosen career.  “Internship Month” will include a variety of virtual events and highlight different forms of content to encourage UofL students to involve themselves with internship experiences.  

UCC Internship Coordinator Maddie McNabb said, "data from Handshake indicates that the UCC receives by far the most postings from employers during January and February, which tells us that most employers are hiring for their summer internships during those months. Students should conduct their summer internship search on the same timeline. Internship Month programming will prepare students to take advantage of the great opportunities available and land their dream summer internship".

Internship Month events include: 

  • Interning 101 - Thursday, February 11, 12 noon to 1 pm: Learn more about the best methods for landing an internship, why internships are important, how to succeed in your internship, and more. Register here through Handshake.
  • Student Internship Panel - Thursday, February 18, 12 noon to 1 pm: Hear from current UofL students about their internship experience, from searching and applying to landing and completing their internship. Register here through Handshake. 
  • Faculty/Staff Internship Panel - Thursday, February 25, 12 noon to 1 pm: Get information about internships for academic credit and the importance of internship participation right from the source - faculty and staff. Register here through Handshake.

If you can’t make a session, all workshops/panels will be recorded and posted for on-demand viewing.  You can find out more about internships here. You can find out more about internships now. 


And, if you are interested in obtaining academic credit for your internship or co-op, be sure to reach out to the coordinator/director in your UofL academic program.