What is an internship?

An internship is a short term opportunity to provide practical experience in an occupation or career field. An internship provides students or those interested in a career change, an opportunity to “test the waters” and gain experience in a career while developing their professional network.

As you prepare to look for an internship, think about your personal goals. Why do you want an internship? What do you hope to learn by completing an internship? These resources will help you determine your internship goals, develop a search strategy and maximize your internship experience.

Remote internship tips for students


Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. Parker Dewey connects students to these opportunities which are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across various departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance. You can learn more and create an account on UW’s Parker Dewey website.

Deciding whether to do an internship

Finding and choosing an internship

Planning resources

Make the most of your internship