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An internship can help you explore your career interests, gain the skills you'll need for future jobs, and build your professional network. You can also earn academic credit for your major at the same time! 

These opportunities are sent to us by the organizations; posting them here does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Communication, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the University of Arizona. Do your due diligence in checking them out beforehand and be sure to review our Internship page for more details on receiving credit. 

Finding an Internship

Finding an internship is similar to the process of securing employment. You need to contact organizations of interest and apply for an internship in the same way you would a job. The following are some tips when looking for an internship, and similarly, a job:

1. Plan ahead! Depending on location, arrange your experience 2-12 months before your start date. Check application dates for internships for credit.

2. Prepare a resume, cover letter, and online presence such as LinkedIn or Handshake. Visit Student Engagement & Career Development for more tips and tricks. 

3. Work your network - talk to friends, professors, and acquaintances. Consider speaking UA Alumni through the Bear Down Network and attend career fairs. 

Note: An ongoing job may not be used  for internship credit unless distinct work and supervision are present. Students can be paid for an internship and are encouraged to seek paid opportunities. An internship typically may not be undertaken in the same department or unit of an organization in which a student is regularly employed; the internship must be in a different department under a different supervisor and completing work that is clearly differentiated from regular duties. 

More Opportunities 

More opportunities can be found on Handshake and UA's Career Development. Also, be sure to check out the internship postings from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.