Professional Internship Program

The SUU Professional Internship Program is designed to help SUU students develop basic skills and competencies that employers expect from college graduates. Participating student interns will find their education more meaningful and propel themselves into their future careers. Other program benefits include acquiring financial support, gaining relevant work experience, building on-campus connections, developing mentor relationships, and enhancing professionalism.

Fall 2024 semester (Application Closed)

Do You Qualify?

  • To qualify for the program, you must:
    • Be enrolled as an SUU student during the course of the internship
    • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Be willing to work 10 to 20 hours per week
    • Provide thoughtful responses in your application
    • Receive an eligibility letter from the Career and Professional Development Center

Application Process

To be considered for the program, you must complete the following:

  • If you meet the program's requirements, you will receive an email within a few business days containing further instructions.
    • It's important to clarify that qualifying for the program doesn't guarantee a specific internship placement, you will be directed to apply for specific internships at that point in the process
  • Apply for internships through T-Bird Campus Jobs, which will not open until March 1st
    • To find the Professional Internship Program Internships on T-Bird Jobs, click the filter button in the top left corner and filter to “Professional Internship Program”
  • When submitting your application for specific internships, ensure you include your resume, cover letter, and the 'Program Eligibility Form' received via email
  • Applications without the attached eligibility form will not be considered for the internship(s)
  • If you are selected to interview, you will be notified
  • If you are the selected candidate, you will receive an acceptance letter from the SUU Career Center
  • You will be notified of further steps at this point

During Internship

  • Once the student has turned in their paperwork, and completed all the required training, the student will be ready to start the internship officially.
  • The student will be required to submit a timesheet twice a month.
  • The student will perform specific work tasks provided by the mentor.
  • The student will be required to attend a weekly workshop focused on career and professional development.
  • We highly encourage weekly meetings with your mentor, to discuss career-readiness competencies, life goals, career goals, and job goals.
  • There will be a midterm evaluation conducted by the Internship Coordinator, who will spend 30 minutes with the intern, 30 minutes with the mentor, and 30 minutes with both the intern and mentor to discuss the internship and evaluate how the program is progressing.
  • At the end of the semester, there will be an “End of Semester Celebration”, where we will review and celebrate the growth and accomplishments of the intern as well as the mentors who helped them along the way.