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Creating an Internship

Develop Your Program

Internships are experiential learning opportunities that occur in workplace environments and can be a critical component of a college education. They differ from jobs in that internships must have an intentional and significant focus on student learning, a defined beginning and end date, and a focus on defined projects rather than routine operations.

We encourage you explore our resources on this page about how to create and structure your internship program. Feel free to contact Eli Davis, Internship Program Manager, at bereli@uw.edu with questions about recruiting UW students for your internships and how we can help.

Post an Internship

Creating an account and posting your internships on Handshake will connect you with thousands of UW students across a wide variety of majors on campus. Learn More

Develop in Internship Program

Develop an Internship Program

Intentionally creating an internship program that works for students, managers, and your organization is vital for the overall success of the experience. Learn More

Recruiting for Internships

Understand how best to recruit applicants to your internship opportunities, build your campus brand, connect with student organizations, and more. Learn More

International Student Interns

International Student Interns

International students are a vibrant part of our campus community and this resource will outline the policies and procedures for hiring them in your internships. Learn More

Internship Compensation

Internship Compensation

Ensure you are following Department of Labor guidelines for interns and implementing best practices around wages and compensation. Learn More

Managing Interns

Effectively managing interns leads to benefits for your students, managers, and the organization. Check out our resources on how to improve your practices. Learn More


Featured Resources

Internships – How to Create Them

What are internships and how should I structure my program? This resource covers the fundamental and structural questions managers should …

Internships – Learning Goals

An intentional focus on student learning is what distinguishes internships from jobs.  As an intern, you should consider yourself a …

Internships – Position Descriptions

Writing internship position descriptions effectively will help yield larger, more diverse applicant pools. Follow the recommendations in this resource or …