Find an Intern
Many academic departments at the University of Montana require or strongly encourage their students to complete internships during their undergraduate/graduate careers. Therefore, the University offers a viable source of potential interns for your company or organization. With close faculty supervision and support, these interns offer a wide range of growing skills and new ideas, but they need your help to gain the experience and confidence necessary to use them effectively.
All of our internships are advertised through Handshake. As an employer, you can create an account where you can advertise both internships, volunteer, research and job opportunities, arrange on-campus interviews, register for career fairs, and manage online applications for your positions. Positions advertised through this database are seen by the thousands of University of Montana students who also have accounts. Through your account you can also delete, extend, or add internship listings at your leisure; however, all positions are reviewed by our department before they are made active. If you are interested, you can access Handshake right now!
Request a Site Visit
If you desire, a staff member from Internships will visit your Missoula area company/organization to talk about creating an internship program, recruiting students, and/or how to use Handshake. If you live outside of the immediate area, we will gladly contact you via phone to provide additional information. You are also welcome to come to our office to meet our staff and see our campus. Please fill out the Site Visit Request Form to get started!
We would also be happy to come and visit after you have hired an intern if you have any questions or concerns we can help with.
Advertising Tips and Recommendations
- Application procedures are up to the employer. Application materials may include: resume, cover letter, references, transcripts, writing samples, etc. Many employers choose to have these materials emailed to the hiring party directly; however, you may also choose to have the students apply directly through Handshake.
- Before listing a position, determine the intern’s role in your organization; whether the internship will be paid or unpaid; and develop a job description that includes anticipated tasks, responsibilities, compensation, and work dates. The more detail the better!
- Flexibility is a key attraction for students, especially if the position is unpaid.
- Make your expectations clear.
- Review and rank internship candidates as applications are received by your organization.
- You can conduct interviews at your office or we can also coordinate on-campus interviews, whichever is more convenient.
- If you will be accepting applications on an "open until filled" basis instead of waiting until a specific deadline date, please make this clear in your application instructions.
- Once you select an intern, notify our office. If you hire a student intern prior to the deadline date, please notify our office immediately so we can close the internship listing.