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Internships, Externships & Co-ops

To get a job, you must have experience. Internships, externships and cooperative opportunities are great ways to develop the professional skills you can use to land a full-time opportunity.

Finding Opportunities

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

Certified Gator Professional (CGP) is a series of personal and professional development workshops that review skills needed to succeed in a professional setting. Complete the four CGP workshops to help you develop strategies for your job search, craft your brand, and understand expectations when working in a professional environment. Upon completion, you will be recognized as a Certified Gator Professional, reflected in your Gator CareerLink profile.

CGP is available in an in-person format or through an online module. Upcoming dates for in-person sessions are listed in Gator CareerLink under Events/Workshops.
To begin the online CGP, please click here.

Note: The workshop formats cannot be combined – they must be completed either all online or all in person. For questions, please email

Direct Contact

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.

Informational Interview

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.