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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)

Fall deadline to register an internship for EXP is September 13, 2019.

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