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.
Explore Internship Opportunties
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.
Map your career interests
Plan your internship search
Designing your own internship
Evaluating internship opportunities
Avoid scams and fraudulent postings
Maximizing the internship experience
Here are just a few organizations that recruit UW students for internships through Handshake (UW's online job and internship database). Be sure to check out other unique internships and opportunities by school below.
Career Services is here to help you find and prepare for the perfect internship. Be prepared to answer questions about your work history, academic program, future career goals, and when you want to start your internship.
Schedule an appointment.
Have questions? These Frequently Asked Questions will provide you with all the answers you need.
Are you looking for a part-time job while you attend school? Are you getting ready to graduate and looking for a great career opportunity? Career Services has the resources to help you find an ideal position; something that works for you.
- Employers are invited to create an account on Handshake and connect with the University of Washington.
- UW Departments are invited to create an account to post on-campus employment with the University of Washington.
- UW Advisers may request a Handshake account to assist students with their job and internship search.
- Matriculating (degree-seeking) UW Bothell and Seattle students as well as UW degree’d Alumni can log into their University of Washington Handshake accounts at uw.joinhandshake.com.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you don't find what you are looking for make an appointment and we can help you find what you are looking for.
Jobs on-campus are available to current UW Bothell students. On-campus jobs are convenient, will work with your class schedule, and allow you to learn more about campus. In addition to Handshake, check out our on-campus listings.