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University of Minnesota

Community Involvement


Internships—work experiences (usually unpaid) within a business, a nonprofit, or a government unit—serve as stepping stones between your studies and the world of work. This is a great way to gain professional experience, learn about life outside the campus, and build your résumé.

Individual Internships:

To find an internship your first step will probably be your college’s career services office. Sometimes students negotiate a directed study or internship registration with a faculty member based on additional academic work. If you obtain a paid internship you will need to apply for Practical Training authorization through ISSS. Several collegiate websites include substantial internship information: CDes, CEHD, CLA, HHH, CSE and CFANS .

In addition to visiting your college career services office, students can search  GoldPASS, the U of M's online database to help connect students to internships.