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On-Campus Jobs

Search and apply for on-campus positions through Careers at UA website. Refine your search by location and employment type.

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For resume, cover letter, or mock interview contact your Career Development Advisor in Handshake.

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What is an academic internship?

An academic internship is an opportunity for a student to gain work experience and satisfy course requirements for their degree or certificate. Students are placed with an organization in their community, when available, and sometimes without pay. An internship is an excellent way to gain hands-on experience in a career field while building a resume and identifying a network of professional contacts. 

Student Services Career Development Office supports student academic internships in Computer Systems Technology (CST) website

Application Process

(CST program only)

Download and complete the Internship/ Industry Experience Application (PDF), which is to be submitted along with a cover letter and your current resume.  Review the Cover Letter and Resume Guide tab for information on  what to include in your cover letter. If you need assistance preparing any of these documents schedule an appointment with the Career Development Advisor through Handshake (use your UA credentials to Login) or call 907-745-9746

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Once you have your documents complete (Application, Cover Letter and Resume) schedule a Student Internship Orientation through Handshake (use your UA credentials to Login) with the Career Development Advisor or call 907-745-9746. 

A cover letter informs employers of interest for an internship or job. Included is your education, experience and the skills you possess. It also serves as an example of your written communication skills and career management, two key competencies that support your Career Readiness.  Both documents should be succinct and free of typos and grammatical errors. 
 
In preparing your cover letter include:
  • Interest for completing internship.
  • How it aligns with career goals.
  • Describe your specific skills and qualifications.
  • Identify areas necessary for professional growth.
For additional support in creating your cover letter and or resume, visit Supporting Job Application Documents or complete an appointment request through Handshake (use your UA credentials to Login) to meet with the Career Development Advisor. 
 

Internship Placement

Application Dates and Deadlines

Fall 

March - June

Spring

October - November

Appointment Expectations

  1. Submit completed Internship/ Industry Experience Application, Resume and Cover Letter.
  2. Complete Internship Orientation
  3. Identify Internship with assistance of Career Development Advisor.

Important Information 

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