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An internship can be a part-time or full-time, paid or non-paid position during the school year or summer months. An internship may be related to a student's major, career goals or used to explore a career path.


  • Gain valuable work experience while earning money.
  • Explore various career paths while building your skills and resume.
  • Internships can be flexible to fit your goals and class schedule. 

How to Find an Internship

  • Utilize your Handshake account, update your profile and the Career Interests section to meet your job search goals, upload a current resume and search for positions under the Jobs & Internships tab.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to define your goals and develop a job search strategy. Schedule an appointment online or call 937-229-2045.
  • Utilize on-campus recruiting during fall and spring semesters. 
  • Access the internship/co-op job search resources tab.

Experiential Learning courses (EXP 101, 102 and 103)

Deadline to register an internship for EXP is August 27, 2021.

The Experiential Learning courses are transcripted, zero-credit hour courses. Students register their internships for a variety of reasons:

  • Students have a full-time (minimum of 35 hours per week), semester long (minimum of 10 weeks) internship during fall or spring semester and register to maintain a full-time student status. Students do not register for classes during this work semester. 
  • Students have a part-time (less than 35 hours per week) internship in which the employer requires the student to register the work experience. 
  • Students elect to register their internship in order to transcript and document their work experiences for experiential learning purposes.

How to Register Your Internship for EXP (zero-credit hour courses) or for Academic Credit

  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor in Career Services. Appointments typically run about 15 minutes.
  • Verify that you have a position: Forward a copy of the offer letter or email you received from your internship employer to the Career Advisor. You may also bring a copy to your appointment. Career Services will complete the registration process for you.
  • To register your internship for academic credit, access the Internship Reference Guide to locate the Internship Coordinator who oversees internships for your major. NOTE: Not all UD majors have credit bearing internship courses available. If this is the case, you will need to utilize the EXP courses.

Career Services

Alumni House
208 L Street
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2711