- Career-related work experiences that usually last one semester but may last longer.
- Students may choose to receive academic credit.
- May be paid or unpaid.
- All students are eligible to participate in the Internship Program, although some companies may have their own requirements.
- Career shadowing experiences lasting from a few hours to one week.
- No academic credit is earned.
- Great option for students of any academic year who are unsure of their major or career goals
- Structured and supervised academic work programs lasting for multiple semesters.
- Earn one credit hour for each term worked. (Engineering Students through departments; other majors through CRC).
- Always paid.
- Students who have completed 30 semester hours prior to their first work assignment are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education.
You have hundreds of ways to locate these valuable experiences.
Gator CareerLink (GCL)
Get started by using GCL. We receive hundreds of opportunities every week from employers looking for UF students. All of the opportunities we receive are listed in GCL.
To access these opportunities, log in (above), click on "my jobs > Gator CareerLink Job Database" and start searching for internships, externships and co-op positions.
Certified Gator Professional
This program helps students at all levels with their job and internship search, resume prep, networking, interviewing and professional development. After two workshops, students can become a Certified Gator Professional. This certification is viewable by employers, showing them you are aware of these important topics.
Certification can be completed online through E-learning. Please email the CGP team to request enrollment.
Once you have completed the certification, you can begin your search and apply for internship opportunities in Gator CareerLink.
Don't wait around! If you do not see an internship experience, go directly to the source and inquire further.
Visiting the employer website can provide you with details on an internship program or provide you with the information you need to inquire further.
If you're looking to find out information, you might want to ask those working in the area you're interested in.
Utilize social media outlets to make connections with professionals in your area of interest.