- 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
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 three 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 email@example.com.
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.