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.
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.