Internship Timeline

For the best summer internships you have to APPLY EARLY! Top internship opportunities often have deadlines late in the Fall Semester or very early in the Spring semester. January-term and semester internships operate somewhat differently. Contact Melissa Marietta for more information on those opportunities.

  • Fall Semester
    • Meet with your advisor and Melissa Marietta (x4047) in the Career Services to discuss a plan.
    • Research Internship options
    • Prepare a resume and cover letter
      • Seek feedback from your advisor, other professors in your major, or professionals employed in your field of interest and make revisions as necessary. Apply to selected internships.
  • Spring Semester
    • Follow-up on submitted applications. Sometimes, a polite call or e-mail is necessary to keep your application from falling though the cracks. Also, it signals interest on your part!
    • Continue to target new internships and write application letters to internships of interest
    • If you've found and obtained an internship, professionally decline all other internship options for which you were under consideration.
      • DON’T BURN ANY BRIDGES!!!