Promoting Your Internship Opportunities

Step 1: Create a position description, determine pay (if applicable), and how you would like the students to apply.

  • Requests for resume and cover letter are typical, and you may also request contact information for a faculty reference and labor supervisor reference.
  • Pay status and/or compensation packages may take on a variety of forms, depending on the type of organization, its needs and budget constraints.
  • Status may be unpaid, hourly wage, stipend, housing, transportation, etc.
  • For-profit, private-sector companies will want to consider the Department of Labor Fact Sheet #71 in determining pay status.
  • Paid interns typically make $10 to $35 per hour, depending on the career field, the duties/projects, and the student’s level of relevant experience, while some organizations offer other forms of compensation, such as housing or transportation.
  • Sample Internship Position Description (PDF) [Coming Soon]

Step 2: Post the position in Handshake.

Step 3: Interested students will submit the application materials according to your specifications.

  • You review the applicants, conduct interviews, contact references if desired, select the intern, and provide a written offer directly to the candidate (see Making an Internship Offer).