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INTERNSHIPS

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  • An internship is an opportunity provided by an organization or person with the purpose of giving career/field work related experience. Internship is a broad term to describe experience-based activities that include cooperative education, service-learning, or field experiences.

    A student may or may not be compensated financially for this experience. Students may spend several hours a week volunteering in an agency, supporting activities, shadowing a professional in the work field, and or observing people in their natural environments.
  • Many major at BYU require an internship to graduate.
    The mission of an internship is to support the integration of theory and practice, explore careers, and provide personal and professional development.
  • The first step is to contact your internship coordinator. You will find who your internship coordinator by looking under the department of your declared major/minor.

    Your internship coordinator will have ideas for you and can answer any questions you may have. You can also look at your department and major website, some may have opportunities there. You may also talk to your academic advisor to see what other options are available.
  • BYU is here to support and provide assistance. When choosing an internship you also add a class to your schedule where you check in and report periodically.
  • Learn about Benjamin Jenks and his internship as a software developer!