We are pleased to announce a new registration process for all internships beginning in Spring Quarter 2021. The new internship registration process is streamlined, paperless and on a single online SU platform (Handshake).


The Internship Process

  • You must complete an internship of (at least) 3 credits, which is equivalent to 90 hours of supervised work with the hosting organization.  Ideally, you will complete the internship after your sophomore year once you have chosen a specialization.
  • The internship is your opportunity to explore your interests and apply what you have learned in the classroom to a workplace setting.  
  • You should start your internship search several weeks ahead of the quarter in which you plan to begin the internship. The EVST Internship Coordinator (currently, Dr. Tanya Hayes) can help you to develop an internship plan that meets your academic and career goals.

Registering for an Internship

Before you can register for your internship, you must:

  • Meet with the Internship Coordinator to discuss your internship and
  • Complete the appropriate SU registration materials through the handshake internship portal. 

For more information, assistance and helpful internship tips and hints, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Pathways to Professional Formation in the College Advising Office.

Before the last day of classes of the quarter during which you complete your internship, you must complete and submit the following documents to the Internship Coordinator:

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Organizations that Offer Internships 

Our Students In Action

Allie Saunders '20

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Allie Saunders conducted research on the financial feasibility of climate change solutions through Penn State's Drawdown Scholars program. Allie believes that the program "was, truly, a career and life affirming experience to be surrounded by 50 other students interested in centering their professional ambitions around climate change issues."