Walker School: Internships for Credit
Students who wish to complete an internship while studying at Webster University are highly encouraged to do so.
Students wishing to complete an internship as part of their degree should be prepared to file all necessary paperwork a minimum of 1 term (8 weeks) in advance of the semester that they wish to receive the credit in.
All Walker School of Business and Technology Internships should meet the following objectives:
- Student will develop skill sets that allow them to marry their course of study to real-world applications.
- Students will gain experience in development of business communications skills and intrapersonal relationship abilities.
- Students will be able to use experience to enhance reference/records to enhance future employment opportunities.
- Students will develop an understanding of the participating organizations formal functional activities.
- Students will have opportunities to understand informal organizational relationships.
Search for an Internship
Students will need to conduct a search for an internship, secure the internship and work with a designated faculty mentor in order to receive academic credit. Each of these steps provides a learning component for the student on their path toward securing a successful internship position.
How to get started:
- Begin brainstorming about the kind of Internship you might like to land. Try to think about this experience not in terms of pay, but it terms of what level of experience you will gain and the value of that experience when you begin a job search.
- Take the WSBT 2000: Career Exploration for Professional Success.
- Seek out networking opportunities in your area and use resources such as the Walker EDGE Professional Development & Internship Program. Walker EDGE hosts recruitment events and other professional development opportunities each year. See our events page for more information.
- Research companies you think you might be interested in working for. Have a grasp of what the company is trying to accomplish and how you might see yourself fitting into those goals.
- Write or revamp your resume based on the type of position you think you might like to secure. You will want to utilize the resume writing tools found on the CPDC website.
- Conduct informational interviews with employees who hold positions you might wish to pursue upon graduation. These interviews should be used to gain insight into the corporate culture as well as provide excellent networking opportunities.
- Begin application process for internships that interest you.
- Set up an appointment with the Career Planning and Development Center to polish your interviewing skills and resume.
- Begin interviewing for internships.
Internship Application Procedures
Meet with the appropriate faculty director of academic internships to determine the eligibility of the internship you have secured. Remember, once you have been approved for an internship you will need to submit all internship documents to the appropriate department contact.
Internships must be registered for and completed within the dates that the credit is awarded. All tuition fees for internships must be paid within University deadlines.
Faculty Directors of Academic Internships: