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Advising • Career • Exploratory Studies Center

222 Knight Hall Dept. 3195 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2398

Fax: (307) 766-2089

Email: aces@uwyo.edu

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General Internship Information

How To Find Experiences Related to Your Field of Study:

1.

Attend


campus career fairs; which occur in both the fall and spring semesters.

2.

Conduct


on-campus interviews; we use the Handshake database system which is accessible to all UW students.

3.

Search


internship postings listed on Handshake.

4.

Research


companies and employers by browsing their websites.

5.

Contact


personal and/or professional contacts; give credence to who you know and talk with them; this is called "Networking" and it is very beneficial.

6.

Target


specific organizations because not all companies advertise their short-term opportunities; we can help you develop and implement a plan.

7.

Explore


internet links and internship search engines.

Remember to be proactive in your job search and before you apply for anything you should have a polished resume; ACES can assist you with this.

Receiving Credit for Your Internship

Click on your college or school below to learn more about receiving credit for your internship.

Students interested in Agriculture internships may speak with their academic adviser or speak with an internship coordinator; there is an internship coordinator for each department in the college. In the case of Ag Communications internships or for any student not certain who to contact, they should contact Mark Stayton in Agriculture 160, or at Stayton@uwyo.edu. Credits are determined by the internship coordinator in consultation with employer and student but are consistent with university regulations, ie. 45 hours of coursework for each semester credit hour.

Students may earn credit for appropriate internships through most departments/programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to beginning an internship, students must work with an A&S faculty sponsor in the department who will discuss allowable credit hours for the nature of the internship work and any accompanying academic work/portfolio. Class standing, grade point average, course prerequisites may play a role in this discussion. Students should contact the relevant department/program and/or faculty member. If a department's internship course number is not available or not appropriate for certain internships, or if students do not know who to contact the A&S Dean's Office; A&S Bldg. 114, 766-4106.

College of Business will only grant credit to undergraduate and graduate students with majors declared in the college. Academic credit can be received during the fall, spring, or summer sessions. All COB students interested in receiving credit must visit the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center, Room 60 in the College of Business. The Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center staff will inform you of all internship obligations. They can also be reached at 766-8249 or success@uwyo.edu.

Internships for academic credit are not offered through this college. Education students get course credit by participating in practicum during the Phases section of courses. Also, all Education students are required to participate in Student Teaching before graduation. Although summer internships for credit are not offered through Education, working at a summer camp with children would be a great way to ‘test-drive' this career choice. Check with Center for Advising and Career Services if interested in seeking out these types of opportunities.

For internship information contact your academic advisor in your respective department first since most departments have an internship course of some sort. The college does have a general Engineering Sciences internship/co-op (ES-4970) that Dr. Steve Barrett uses for departments if needed. Check with your department first, then Dr. Barrett, EN-2076 if needed.

For internship information contact a professor in the department that you are majoring in.

Legal Externships: (1-2 hours max. per semester; max. 4 hours in academic career) Legal training in governmental offices or nonprofit organizations where the student is performing legal work under the direct supervision of a practicing attorney or judge. No student may receive credit in an external program unless it has been previously approved by the College of Law faculty. Credit earned for a grade of S/U only. Prerequisite: Second- or third-year standing. You can contact Ashli Tomisich at 766-4074 or ashli.tomisich@uwyo.edu or Tim Crawford at 766-6550 or tcrawfo4@uwyo.edu for more information regarding internships or externships.

Students may earn credit for internships or undergraduate research for most concentrations in the Energy Resource Management and Development program. Contact Pam Henderson at pamelah@uwyo.edu for more information.

Students may earn credit for internships. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

Contact Us

Advising • Career • Exploratory Studies Center

222 Knight Hall Dept. 3195 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2398

Fax: (307) 766-2089

Email: aces@uwyo.edu

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