Internships

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.
  • Review the Internship eBook to get advice from students who have held internships recently; tips on resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking, and best places to work for an internship.
  • Register with BroncoJOBS 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

 

BroncoJOBS
Western Michigan University's online internship and job board.

MIINTERNSHIP powered by Southwest Michigan First
Internships in for- and non-profit sectors within Michigan.

Intern in Michigan 
Web-based system that connects employers and internship seekers in Michigan.

Idealist.org 
Opportunities within the nonprofit sector.

Indeed.com
Search engine with national and international internship and job opportunities.

SimplyHired.com
Search engine with national and international internship and job opportunities.

GoRegistry 
Database of international students interested in obtaining internships or jobs through CPT, OPT, or employer sponsored visas.

Chegg.com
Database of internships in the US.