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Internships

Internships are a key way to learn outside the classroom. An internship can help shape your career trajectory, expand your professional network, build your resume, and bolster your chances of securing a good job after graduation. Click on the links below for helpful tips and resources.

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Featured Classes

Online Internship Reflection Course (Gen St 350)

Career & Internship Center / Community Engagement & Leadership Education
Students will: set measurable goals and develop a plan to achieve them; identify how their internship relates to their academic…

Departmental Internship Courses

Varies by department
Many academic departments have internship or co-curricular course options for their students (for example, Psych 497 or Geography 496). Check…

Featured Resources

Exploring & Finding Internships

An internship can help shape your career trajectory, expand your professional network, build your resume, and bolster your chances of …

International Students and Internships

International students in F-1 status who meet certain eligibility requirements can participate in internships using CPT.  Learn more about CPT …

Creating Learning Goals

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

Finding Funding for Unpaid Internships

Most internship opportunities available for UW students are paid, however an unpaid internship can be a good option for students …

Addressing Sexual Harassment

This brochure from the UW Title IX office can help you recognize discriminatory behavior, and provides resources and information about …

Understanding Non Disclosure Agreements

Information for UW students on Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs) as they relate to student participation in an …

¡SpainWorks! – Scholarship for Immersive Internships in Spain

¡SpainWorks! provides UW students the opportunity to work, live, and learn in León, Spain during winter quarter and is offered …

Finding Internships in Handshake, 2020-2021

Check out our comprehensive analysis of internship postings in Handshake during the 2020-2021 school year (July 1, 2020 to June …

Maximizing Internships

We asked employers what advice they have for UW students participating in internships. Below you’ll find
direct quotes from employers, …