Academic Internship Opportunities

CityU is proud to offer enrolled students the opportunity to participate in CityU's Internship Program. The program is designed to match qualified and highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students searching for practical on-the-job experience with employers in the Pacific Northwest seeking skilled interns for "real world" projects and assignments.

How does the internship work?
This is an unpaid academic internship program and requires you to complete an approval process, including pre-requisites. Before applying for the internship program, you will be required to meet with the CityU Career Center for a skills assessment to determine the appropriate internship opportunity.

You are encouraged to meet with the Career Center as early as possible to be pre-qualified to apply for internships as they become available.

How many hours do I have to intern?
You will need to meet a minimum number of contact/internship hours in order to get academic credit for the internship. If you are an undergraduate student, you are required to intern 150 hours or approximately 15 hours per week and will be awarded 5 quarter hour credits upon successful completion. If you are a graduate student, you are required to intern 90 hours or 9 hours per week and will be awarded 3 quarter hour credits upon successful completion.

When are internships available?
Internships are available each quarter. Summer quarter internships are available to start July 9th. The specific days and hours will be arranged based upon the needs of the host organization.

Where are internships available?
CityU has partnered with a number of small to large, local area businesses to offer internship opportunities. The internships are typically one quarter long and are focused in the following areas:
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business Analysis
  • Public Relations and Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Business Management
See the complete list of internship opportunities. If you don't see one that meets your needs, see your advisor. If you know of a business that would support an internship that is not on this list, please contact Kathy Cox, the University's Director of Career Connections.

What is the next step?
The process is quite simple:
  1. Let your advisor know you are interested in registering for an internship as one of your classes.
  2. Email the CityU Career Center to schedule a time to get your skills assessed.
  3. Review the current list of internship opportunities. Internships have limited availability, so students are encouraged to plan ahead and work with their advisor as early as possible.
  4. Upon a completed skills assessment, you will be notified of your internship status and learn the next steps in the application process.
  5. Read the internship checklist document.