Ideally, every WMU student will gain work experience in their chosen field before graduation. An internship is a chance to learn the skills and practice with the supervision of a more experienced professional. 

Need an internship?

  • Plan and research three semesters before your intended internship.
  • Contact your academic advisor to determine if an internship is required in your field of study; identify the requirements and time frame.
  • Network with students who completed internships, professors, and professionals in the field. Establish a professional LinkedIn account.
  • Review the WMU Internship Catalog to identify potential internship sites aligned with your major.
  • Visit Career and Student Employment Services to prepare your application materials and practice interviewing.
  • Register with Handshake and other internship resources to be alerted to opportunities as they are posted.
  • Immediately after your internship, update your resume with newly acquired skills and accomplishments.
  • Keep in touch with the professionals who have mentored you during your internship.

Find an internship

WMU Internship Catalog

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