Participate in SUU’s Professional Internship Program

Posted: May 02, 2022 | Author: Southern Utah University | Read Time: 2 minutes

Participate in SUU's Professional Internship ProgramSouthern Utah University’s Career and Professional Development Center is looking for both students and staff to participate in the new Professional Internship Program. The program is designed to provide students with paid internship opportunities on SUU’s campus while working one-on-one with a mentor to increase their skills in specific competencies that employers are looking for in college graduates.

Student interns are paid at $9 per hour for undergraduates and $11/per hour for graduate students. The Career Center will cover 75% of the total cost of the student, and the department is left to pay 25%. It’s a very affordable option for a department to bring on an intern and carry out projects and tasks.

Intern Benefits

Since Cedar City is located in rural Utah, it’s not always easy to find internship opportunities in the area; this program is so beneficial for students to gain hands-on experiences without having to leave Cedar City.

"I have loved this internship, it has been a very rewarding experience for me,” said Kalvin Stinger, compliance intern and spring 2022 intern in the Professional Internship Program. “My mentor has focused all of my projects on my future career, and developing skills to get me there. I feel much more prepared for my future career now compared to before starting this internship. I am very thankful that I have been able to participate in this program."
Not only is the program a huge benefit to our students, but also to the mentors and University as well.

Mentor Benefits

While mentors will help prepare interns for future success in their careers by engaging them in activities that build their career readiness, they also receive many benefits themselves.
“One of the greatest things that the Professional Internship Program provided me was the ability to look inward and self-reflect on my abilities as a leader and as a supervisor,” Matlock said. “I highly encourage you to get involved, especially to level-up in your career and to gain new skills and abilities that would help you grow into the leader that you want to become.”

You have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on a student's life, so why not take advantage of the benefits of this program?

If you are an SUU student looking for job-related skills, consider signing up today to be a student intern or if you are a faculty or staff member, sign up to be a mentor.

SUU’s Career and Professional Development Center helps college students find jobs, write resumes, and prepare for interviews in addition to assisting students with major and career decisions. For any questions or to learn more about the Professional Internship Program, contact the Career Center at

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