Social & Behavioral Sciences
What are internships?
Internships are an important and (often) fun way to connect what you learn in the classroom to what you may do professionally! They are a form of supervised apprenticeship and may be paid or unpaid and for credit or not for credit. Internships are meant to help you see the practical applications of what you learn in the classroom and gain critical work experience.
Internship experiences vary
Some focus on learning about or participating in research and the creative expression process (see links found under the Research and Creative Expression section of the website). Other types of internships provide a more applied or practical work experience (links are found on this webpage). Participating in an internship can also help you explore possibilities and choose your major or future career.
How can I find an internship?
The University of Arizona strongly encourages our students to participate in internships – either on or off-campus. Internships are available in the Tucson area, all over Arizona and the U.S. and even in other countries! Above are links to specific colleges, departments within colleges and other resources found at the UA. Here is a link to Career Services Internship page. Explore both websites to find an internship that may be right for you!
When you find an internship of interest, look for possible deadlines for applications, and make contact as soon as possible. If there is a contact person rather than a specific internship program, send them an email with a request for information and include information about yourself. Do start early to look for the right internship.