Internships

  • Did you know the number one secret to getting the first professional job is to complete an INTERNSHIP?

    Every year 65-70% of undergraduate students complete at least ONE internship. Over 60% of those internships convert to full-time job offers (National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2011).

    Internship/Professional Experience at Seattle University

    Career Services, in collaboration with Seattle University's Academic Partners, recommend that students, staff, faculty, alumni and employers utilize the following definition of internships/professional experiences and adhere to the criteria listed below.

    Definition of Internship/Professional Experience

    An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

    Criteria

    • The experience must provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom; there are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student's academic coursework.
    • The experience is outcomes-oriented (has a defined beginning and end), and a position description with desired qualifications.
    • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
    • There is routine feedback/evaluation provided by the experienced supervisor.
    • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

    Developed based on the Position Statement on U.S Internshipsproduced by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, July 2011

    School/College Internship and Professional Experience Directory

    School/College Professional Experience Designation Relevant websites Contact Name
    Albers School of Business and Economics Internships http://www.seattleu.edu/albers/placementcenter/ Megan Spaulding & Susan Weihrich
    College of Arts & Sciences Internships http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/internships/default.aspx?id=22264 Kate Elias
    College of Education Field Experiences, Internships, Practica Educator Career Services
    http://www.seattleu.edu/coe/ecs/Default.aspx?id=5142
    Clinical Coursework
    http://www.seattleu.edu/coe/graduate.aspx?id=57322
    Beverely Silver Van Hutton

    College of Nursing

    Clinical Placements

    Clinical Coursework:
    http://www.seattleu.edu/nursing/bsn/courses.aspx
    http://www.seattleu.edu/nursing/msn/courses.aspx

    Anne Hirsch
    College of Science and Engineering Internships, Undergraduate Research

    Project Center
    http://www.seattleu.edu/projectcenter/
    Diagnostic Ultrasound clinical internship
    http://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/diagu/Default.aspx?id=9828
    Chemistry undergraduate research and senior synthesis projects
    http://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/chemistry/Default.aspx?id=9466

    Jean Jacoby
    Matteo Ricci College Internships, Field Experiences, Practica http://www.seattleu.edu/mrc/hls/default.aspx?id=61861 Nancy Bush
    School of Law Judicial Clerkships, Externships, Internships http://www.law.seattleu.edu/Careers/Students.xml Shawn Lipton
    School of Theology and Ministry Contextual Education http://www.seattleu.edu/stm/contextualeducation/ Richard Cunningham