What is an Internship?
An INTERNSHIP is relevant work experience related to your major or career interests. Internships can be full or part-time, short or long-term, paid or unpaid, for or not for credit, self-directed or led by a mentor, or any combination of the above. While there is no minimum or maximum length for an internship, it does ordinarily require a sustained commitment over a period of time such as a semester. This may occur during the fall, spring or summer sessions. At TSU, internships include traditional internships, cooperative education, practicum, clinical and student teaching experiences.
What are the Internship Criteria?
- Maybe for credit or non-credit.
- May be paid or unpaid.
- Should be related to the student’s major or career interest.
- Credit for internships is subject to the approval of the academic unit. Internship courses typically have prerequisites associated with degree requirements.
Procedures for Students
The following are procedures for currently enrolled students to apply for internships through the Career Development Center Office. Students may search employment opportunities online by searching
which may be accessed on the TSU Career Development Center website.
Students who are interested in obtaining a referral for a job listing are required to follow these steps:
Complete an Intern Registration Form in the Career Development Center.
Have their resume critiqued by their career counselor in the Office of Career Services.
Review the open positions on the announcement listing.
Upon completion of the registration process and selection of a job opening, the student will receive instructions for employment application.
Once the student has obtained employment the student or the employer must complete Student Employment Information Form.
To log on to Tiger
TRACK click here
Student Registration Policies:
By registering, you give permission to have your resume and other documents forwarded to employers and viewed by TSU Career Development Center staff members.
Reminder - In your job search, both on TigerTRACK and off, remember that you should not disclose social security numbers, credit card numbers, or bank account numbers to unknown employers. Also, never spend any of your own money to obtain a position unless you are certain it is for a legitimate reason. If you need guidance, you can always contact the Career Development Center for advice.
If an employer ever asks you for any of this information, or if you suspect an employer of running a scam, contact the Career Development Center at
immediately and provide the employer name and job title of the posting in TigerTRACK.
Internship Frequently Asked Questions
Internship Search Timetable Checklist
Leadership Training Programs
Internship Listing Guide