Network. Ask family members, friends of family, old or current employers, other students, and faculty about potential internships. Complete informational interviews/job shadowing.
Contact potential internship employers through informational interviews, the ACPC, Web sites, faculty, responding to internship postings, etc.
Follow-up. Call to inquire if the company has received your resume, and if you can provide additional information.
Interview. See our interviewing tips and visit the ACPC for tips, ideas, handouts, and to schedule a practice interview.
Meet with your faculty supervisor to discuss final plans and requirements for the internship. Complete the necessary paperwork/internship proposal with your advisor and site supervisor, and register for academic credit. (Usually with a drop/add form.)
Notify the ACPC when you have accepted an internship. If problems arise during the internship, make an appointment with the ACPC to discuss the situation.
Complete all projects, papers, and tasks associated with obtaining credit, and submit to your faculty supervisor.