Internship and Portfolio

Learn more about SU’s Student Development Administration internship and portfolio experiences.

The Internship Experience

Internships provide exposure to the practice of Student Development Administration. The SDA program hosts an annual Internship and Networking Fair that brings together 40+ regional leaders in the field to meet with students to offer internship and employment opportunities.  

For students who are part-time graduate assistants or full-time practitioners in the field, the internship experience can be personalized to fit their professional and academic goals through specialized work projects that fulfill the internship credits.  

Examples of internships include:

  • Seattle Central College – Graduate intern to the President 
  • Seattle University Albers Career Center – Career Coach 
  • University of Washington -  Residence Life Equity and Inclusion 
  • Bellevue College - Grant Development 
  • Greater Seattle Business Association - College Scholarship Program Research and Development 
  • South Seattle College - Completion Coaching within Guided Pathways/TRIO 
  • UW Bothell – Advising and Orientation Program 
  • Summer Search Seattle - College Success Fellow 


The Portfolio experience is a culminating project that reflects your meaning-making journey in the graduate program. To graduate, all students curate and present their culminating project to a committee chosen by the student. 

Click below to view some of our exemplary portfolio websites: 



Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships at Seattle University offer degree-related experience and financial support for graduate students enrolled in the Student Development Administration program. These experiences cultivate high impact practices sought after by future employers. 

Applying for a Graduate Assistantship

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the program or application, we’re here to help!

Ashley Miller

Senior Admissions Counselor

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