Internships

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Did you know that 60-70 percent of students who intern become employed faster than those who don’t? With internships you can:

  • Gain hands-on experience in your field of study
  • Develop your professional skills and work habits
  • Build your self-confidence and practical skills
  • Increase your success rate over those who don’t participate in internships

Certain FPU programs require internships, and those departments coordinate their own internships. Please contact the Career Services Office to find out if your department/program requires and coordinates internships and who to contact.

For those students whose programs do not require or coordinate internships, please reference Internship Search Strategies and Internship Listing Sites below to help you secure an internship.

Whether your program requires internships and coordinates them or not, all students seeking internships may also access the Internship Guide & Resources to gain valuable internship insight.

Direct Search

You are more likely to be successful obtaining an internship through direct forms (the hidden market) than through announcements that everybody knows about, as they are more competitive. Make a list of everyone you know and begin contacting them to see if they might be able to introduce you to someone who can lead you to an internship.

  • Family and friends
  • Professional associations
  • Career fairs
  • College department internships
  • Career Services Office
  • FPU alumni network

Online Search

An online search can lead you to an internship, but it is much more competitive in nature because everyone knows of the internships that are posted. You should spend approximately 20 percent of your time on online searches and the rest on direct search methods. Listed below are some of the most popular internship listing sites.

Internship Listing Sites