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?

  • May be 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 for employment opportunities online by searching  Handshake by TigerTRACK  and internCONNECT

Students who are interested in obtaining an internship are required to follow these steps:

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 an internship the student or the employer must complete  Student Employment Information Form


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