As a faculty advisor, you are in a prime position to help students connect with internship opportunities and gain academic credit for their experiences. Below are some suggestions where students can look to find internship opportunities. Remember, you can hire an intern too!
Griz eRecruiting is an online database maintained by Internships and Career Services where employers advertise internships/jobs, students report their internship placements, and faculty track and manage their students' internship learning agreements. As a faculty member, a Griz eRecruiting account has already been created for you, but if you do not know your log-in credentials, please contact our office. Searching for internships through this database is a great way for students to find internships that are already being advertised, especially in the local community!
If you would like a report of past internships by major, please fill out the Internship Report Request Form.
Create an Internship
Internship opportunities exist in many different forms and can often be tailored to suit the needs and goals of the student. Just because a company or organization is not advertising an internship does not mean that they are unwilling to accept a student as an intern. We encourage students to pursue companies that they are interested in as a way to try out different careers and work environments. This includes work that a student could do for you in an official capacity, such as a lab tech or a research assistant. If a student would like to create their own internship, we have the resources to help them create the internship they desire!
Schedule an Appointment/Class Visit with Internships
We are always available to help students with all aspects of the internship process. When it comes to searching for internships, we can start the student off right by exploring their academic and career goals while also assessing their needs. We can help them create a Griz eRecruiting account and show them how to use the system effectively and provide guidance in searching for appropriate internships. Students can also make an appointment with us to strengthen their resumes and cover letters in order to be competitive applicants.
Internships offers a great array of class presentations designed to educate your students about Griz eRecruiting, how to efficiently search for internships, exploring Academic Enrichment opportunities, and more. To learn more, please go to the Class Presentation page.
Additional Online Resources
Other online websites and databases can also help students find great internships, especially with organizations outside of Montana. Please review the Best Internship Websites PDF.