Student opportunities: WORK & LEARN in Career Services
Career Services Graduate Practica and Internships
Unpaid opportunities to assist graduate students in meeting the requirements of their graduate programs for experience in a professional work environment.
Nature of the graduate practicum or internship experience:
• Exposure to all aspects of Career Services.
• Advising students through walk-in advising and advising appointments on many career-related issues addressed by our department.
• Presenting workshops and seminars.
• Project-related work which varies by interest of the graduate student and current needs of our department.
• Opportunity to work with a wide variety of staff in our department
Number of graduate practica positions available per year:
• Varies; typically one to three.
Work term and hours per week:
• Single semester committment, fall, spring or summer.
• More than one semester possible.
• Less opportunity for student contact during summer.
• May involve training prior to the start of your work semester.
• Hours per week determined by requirements of your graduate program.
• Schedule established for you to accomodate your class schedule.
• First- or second-year master's level graduate students in the Higher
Education (HED) program, Counselor Education program
• Graduate students in other programs and other institutions are also considered and have done practica or internships in our office; students typically are in student affairs, counseling, or related graduate programs.
• Exposure to and experience in a professional Career
Services office environment; opportunity to network.
• Gain knowledge about and experience with Career Services resources and programs.
• Schedule flexibility.
Application process and timeline:
• Ideally, contact us by mid-semester prior to your desired practicum or internship semester to discuss your interests and available projects.
Contact for questions:
Ms. Amy McPherson
Associate Director for Student Services