Internships: Explore career pathways and build your resume!

Step-By-Step Internship Application Process

Find a host organization that is willing to host you in an internship experience. Look for internship experiences that will support your long-term career goals. When you interview with a host agency, make sure you are courteous and dressed for success.

Complete and email the ONLINE APPLICATION.  Note: This form will need to be submitted every semester a student wants to receive internship credit. Helpful tips on how to complete the form online may be found on the Adobe Reader support page.

If you are planning to intern with minors and/or vulnerable adults, you MUST obtain a fingerprint clearance card.  If you do not have a valid fingerprint card, review the Fingerprint Clearance Requirements to get your fingerprint card. Once you receive your fingerprint card, scan and email a copy of your card. 

Once these steps are successfully submitted, your advisor will be notified to register you for academic credit.

Why Is An Internship Important For Leadership and Learning Innovation Majors?

Leadership majors can use internships for elective credit in their program of study.  An internship is optional, but it is a great way for students to explore career paths, get academic credit, and build their resumes all at the same time.  Internships also give students the opportunity to:

  • Put methods and theories from coursework into practice,
  • Engage with a professional community and develop valuable leadership skills such as critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. 
  • Gain concrete experience for future employers in areas such as program design, advocacy, and assessment.

The leadership internship course for credit is offered to all LLI sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Students typically want a 3-unit internship but are able to seek 1- 6 units of course credit for successfully completing the syllabus requirements of the internship course. Students who want a 3-unit internship must have room in their schedules to intern 9-10 hours a week. To see the breakdown of hours needed per unit of credit, view this chart.  

Before you apply for internship credit, set up an appointment with your COE advisor to make sure internship credit fits into your program of study.

**The internship application process should be completed in the semester prior to the semester you actually intern.

Possible Internship Sites

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Make Way for Books
  • Cooper Center for Environmental Learning
  • Reid Park Zoo
  • Flandreau Science Center
  • University of Arizona Campus Pantry
  • Arizona Arts Live

*An much, much more!

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