Are you eligible to receive academic credit for an internship?
Find the answer:
If you’re not eligible to receive academic credit, get involved in student media organizations, get your resume in shape, and create a LinkedIn profile to prepare for when you’re eligible.
If you still want to earn outside academic credit, see “Career Services Credit” in the Internship Packet. The Career Services deadline for credit is very strict (usually the drop/add deadline each semester).
Take action and prepare for your internship search.
Write and develop a resume and LinkedIn profile, if you don’t already have one.
Once you have a good first draft, schedule a resume review.
Upload your resume to our online system.
Search for internships.
You can also search “outside” the system, at any company where you’d like to intern.
Not sure where you want to intern?
Move your search to the next level and start the application process.
Once you’ve identified several options, apply by the deadlines. Application instructions are listed on Handshake for each internship and job.
Make sure you have a great cover letter
Get ready for your interview
- Accept an internship offer and celebrate!
Report your internship online in order to receive academic credit–must do before you start working! Reporting your internship online before starting work is mandatory to receive credit. Reporting instructions are listed in the Internship Packet.
Students: There is a deadline to report your internship. Deadline to report internships for credit is typically aligned with the last day to add classes each semester/summer—usually about two weeks into each term. The internship deadline will be posted on the Student page.
Choose/ask a faculty supervisor (a full-time professor in your area of study).
If you have trouble accessing the online system, call the Career Services Help Desk at 303-492-4100.
You will fill out educational objectives and an Internship Learning Plan (ILP) contract online.
Your faculty supervisor will be prompted via email to confirm your internship supervision.
Your employer will be prompted via email to confirm your internship placement.
You will be prompted via email to accept your professor’s and your employer’s internship expectations.
The associate dean will be prompted via email to confirm you are registered for credit.
- You will receive email confirmation from Christine Mahoney once you are registered for credit.
All CMCI students doing for-credit internships will be evaluated by their employers—at midterm and finals time.”
- You have signed a contract agreeing to comply with your faculty supervisor’s and employer’s requirements.
- Your employer will be prompted via email to fill out a midterm and final evaluation.
- Your faculty supervisor will use these evaluations to help determine your grade.
- You will evaluate or “rate” your own internship, at the end of semester, via the online system.
- Note: If you have any issues, concerns or problems, contact internship coordinator Christine Mahoney immediately. You should also contact your faculty supervisor with any concerns.
Please also know that we love to hear success stories! If you have one, don’t hesitate to contact us. Send pictures of yourself at your internship. Know that we do share photos on social media.
CMCI Internships & Careers offers many resources. Take advantage of them!
W2 (Wednesday Workshops)
CMCI Career Fair
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