Academic Internships

An academic internship allows students to register for credit and, through coordination with a faculty member, to integrate their classroom learning with the knowledge and skills that come from working in a professional environment.

A high-quality academic internship adds value to a student’s education in the following ways:

  • Get to know a field of work from the inside.
  • Work with professionals in the field and gain insight directly from them.
  • Extend his or her knowledge and skills in a practical way.
  • Bring the latest training to an employer and make a difference.
  • Helps distinguish a student’s resume.
  • Graduate schools and professional schools recognize the value of internships.
  • An internship can lead to employment.

Students in the College of Arts & Sciences have been very successful in landing and completing Academic Internships in a wide variety of professions, industries, and locations.

Many of our students have participated in the Seattle Summer Biomedical Internship (SSBI) Program and the “Summer in Williston” Internship Program. Other students have undertaken Academic Internships with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, small businesses, government agencies, public office holders, political campaigns, research centers, media outlets, history museums, theaters, and art studios.

We encourage our students to seek internship opportunities through our Center for Career and Professional Development, through the Handshake platform, through faculty members, and through their own networks.

Want more information on Academic Internships in the College of Arts & Sciences? Contact our Internship Coordinator, Dr. Ray Rast.

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