Internships are no longer a "nice to have" addition to a college graduate's resume. Companies and graduate schools are looking for candidates who also have relevant real-world internship experience – a must in today's challenging job market.
At UT, over 1,000 internships in the Tampa Bay area or elsewhere are available annually. In fact some majors (applied sociology, athletic training, sport management, education and nursing) require an internship, practicum or clinical experience. Other majors in business, biology, communication, criminology, government and world affairs, and psychology have high participation rates. Many of the internships are paid and students can complete multiple internships. Most students earn academic credit for their internship or practicum experiences, but non-credit experiences are also available.
A full-time internship professional offers internship prep workshops and department specific workshops to all students throughout the year. Students have access to a Student Internship Guide and HIRE-UT, a list of internships posted by community partners, online anytime.
A few of the companies and organizations where students have completed internships include: The White House, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, ESPN Radio, FBI, T. Rowe Price, Merrill Lynch, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, SeaWorld, Fox Channel 13, Orlando Magic Basketball Team, Holland and Knight Law Firm, Tampa City Council, the Florida Aquarium, the American Red Cross, Tampa General Hospital, Metropolitan Ministries, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.
Additionally, approximately 700 of the Tampa Bay area’s most successful business leaders are involved at UT on various boards, advisory councils and support groups giving students a world of professional connections to explore.
The University of Tampa also partners with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, a leading educational institution headquartered in Washington, DC. It provides internship-centered academic terms tailored to a student's academic and civic interests. UT received The Washington Center's Higher Education Civic Engagement Award in 2009.
The variety of opportunities available through UT ensures that students can find an internship to match their specific academic focus and professional aspirations.
Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services, located in the Riverside Center, provides an array of resources for students seeking internships to enhance any course of study and prepare for any profession.
In addition to the online resources contained herein, a variety of workshops on such topics as resume writing and maximizing networking opportunities are available throughout the year.
Students can also be connected directly with specific internships with the help of the designated internship coordinator for their major’s academic department.