Internship Resources

What is an internship?

An internship is a paid or unpaid, closely monitored, highly structured, strategic, well defined, project-related program that provides professional work experience outside of the classroom environment. An internship merges academic, personal development and career exploration in one. Internships can be full-time over the summer or part-time for three or more months during a semester and some can last for several years.


offering handshakePreparing For Your Internship

Learn what it takes to research,  land and succeed in your internship.

Finding an Internship
Succeeding in Your Internship

students pose with buggyStudent Success Stories

Stories that highlight the diverse strategies that San José State University students have used to achieve success during their internship search.



Video ReelInternship Videos by Career Spots

Only have a few minutes but need some advice on how to get an internship? Check out Career Spots' short videos about internships and how to prepare and search for one.



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Have questions? We have answers! Here are some commonly-asked internship questions and out responses.