The Center for Student Development encourages employers to recruit on campus for interns as well as part- and full-time employees. We ask employers and organizations to post job openings using this form. The submitted opportunities will be reviewed by a CSD staff member and notifications will be emailed regarding the status of the post. There is no charge to post an internships to the UMF Job Board. In addition to Career Services, UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement helps organizations recruiting interns connect with UMF students. Click here to learn more about the Partnership.
The Center for Student Development makes no representation or guarantee about positions listed on this site, and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the candidate’s responsibility to research the integrity of the organization(s) to which s/he is applying. The candidate should take all care and use common sense and caution when posting and applying for any positions.
If you have any questions please contact Stephen Davis (778-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
General Internship Policies
Compensation: UMF takes no position on whether or not a student receives compensation for work completed as part of an internship. Given students’ financial needs (either perceived or real) it should come as no surprise that students hope to receive some form of compensation for their internship work. The reality is that organizations that compensate interns see more student applications than those organizations that do not offer compensation.
Credit: If a student wishes to earn academic credit for the internship, the student must consult with a faculty member in his/her department BEFORE undertaking the internship. (No academic credit will be awarded to students who seek faculty approval after the internship has been completed.) The faculty member determines whether or not the projects undertaken during the proposed internship relate to curricular goals. If the faculty member determines that the internship projects relate to or advance academic goals, then the internship will be deemed credit worthy. For example, a journalism internship that requires a great deal of news writing and editing probably will be deemed credit worthy within the English or Creative Writing programs at UMF, because the internship work supports curricular goals. On the other hand, an internship that is composed mostly of office support responsibilities (e.g., answering phones, scheduling appointments, and troubleshooting the fax machine/photocopier) probably will not be deemed credit worthy, since UMF does not offer programs in administrative science technology.
Faculty Supervision: The student’s supervising faculty member may wish to make one or more internship site visits to observe the student in action, consult with you about the student’s progress, and verify that the work being done during the internship is credit worthy. The student intern is responsible for communicating with his/her faculty supervisor about if and when site visits will be conducted — and subsequently communicating with you to arrange details relating to the site visit(s).
Timing and Hiring: Before undertaking an internship, students must obtain faculty approval for the credit, determine whether an internship can be integrated into a four-year plan for meeting specific course requirements of their academic major, and determine when the courses they might “miss” to complete the internship will be offered again. Therefore, if you post your internship in the middle of the semester (after students already have academic obligations that must be fulfilled as part of the semester’s course schedule) you might not see applicants who are able to start your internship until the end of the semester. Although students seek internship opportunities year round, summer internships are generally more popular with students.