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Internships don't happen by accident; you have to take the necessary steps to secure one! Career Services will help you in the process leading up to the internship. Please reach out if we can assist.

What is an Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

recommended first Steps

Follow these steps first to be prepared to seek an internship:


Complete the Focus2 Career Assessments


Setup your HandShake profile


Setup your LinkedIn profile

Don't forget to refer to the profile checklist and the recruiter cheat sheet when setting up your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles. Lastly, follow @wucareerhelp on Instagram to know when professional headshots are scheduled.

Required steps to secure an Internship

Securing an internship is similar to being hired for a job. Before scheduling a meeting with Career Services, follow these steps:

In the Know

Look Local - Union County Job Options
Crowder Welcome Center

already have an internship?

Good for you! Even though you may have secured your internship on your own, Career Services is still here to support you during the experience. Please let us know if we can assist you during this important part of your career. In order to keep track of Wingate University partners and intern-friendly companies, please complete the form below.

Record An Internship - Not for credit


Career Services