Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.
How do internships benefit UT students?
- Give students a competitive edge for the job market
- Expand awareness beyond the classroom/campus
- Provide invaluable hands-on experience in the professional world
- Expose students to new ideas, perspectives and people
- Can be completed for academic credit
- Expose students to mentors and life skills through projects
- Allow students to reality test a career path or major
- Afford networking opportunities
- Encourage skill development as an active contributor
- Serve as a resume-builder
Employers recruit UT talent for nearly 1,000 internships annually. In fact, some majors (sociology, sport management, education, nursing, and public health) require an internship, practicum or clinical experience.
The following UT departments have high internship participation rates each semester: business, biology, communication, criminology, government and world affairs and psychology. Many of the internships are paid, and students can complete multiple internships during their time at UT. Most students earn academic credit for their internship or practicum experiences, but non-credit experiences are also available.
The variety of opportunities available through UT ensures students can find an internship to match their specific academic focus and professional aspirations.
A few of the companies and organizations where students have completed internships include: The White House, ESPN Radio, FBI, Merrill Lynch, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, SeaWorld, Fox Channel 13, Orlando Magic, the Florida Aquarium, the American Red Cross, Tampa General Hospital, Metropolitan Ministries, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.
If you wish to complete an internship for academic credit, come to the Office of Career Services to meet with a career coach. Additional services include internship search strategies, resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile review, company and employer research, networking tips and more.
Submit an appointment request to meet with a career coach.
University of Tampa student Alex Miles '10 never thought he’d be eating dinner, playing ping pong and joking around with Tampa Bay Buccaneer football players and hopefuls last summer. As an intern at the Bucs summer training camp in Tampa, Miles did just that.