- Clarify career goals.
- Enhance what you learn at Mizzou.
- Build skills, knowledge and vocabulary specific to field.
- Increase marketability and earning potential.
- Seventy-five of survey respondents for the 2016-17 academic year indicated that they had completed internships prior to graduation. (Source: 2016-17 Outcomes Survey)
Can I receive academic credit?
Visit with your academic adviser to discuss receiving credit for an internship experience. Some majors actually require an internship; most grant academic credit.
When should I begin my search?
Now! If you are reading this, you can start talking to people about internships. Begin planning one to one-and-a-half years in advance. Highly selective sites often have application deadlines six months to a year in advance of the actual start date.
Begin Your Internship Search
- Clarify goals. What do you want to gain? Write down specific skills, knowledge and experiences you hope to acquire through an internship.
- Check options on HireMizzouTigers.com and other online sites. Talk to peers (see Facebook internship album) about their internship experiences and how to apply. Don’t limit yourself to advertised positions; many employers will create an internship experience for a great student.
- Create a list of internships that will meet your needs.
- Follow-up with a thank you.
- Evaluate your offers and make a decision.