Please Note: First-time interns are required to work in an office or studio. Telecommuting or online internships do not qualify for academic credit unless the student is serving a second internship.
Step 3: Application & Interview
You will need:
Individualized resumes for each company
Career Services offers sample resumes and cover letters and will help edit your materials to fit specific job postings
It is important to tailor your resume to the position you are applying for
Have an updated LinkedIn account
During interviews always dress professionally, unless otherwise told
Prepare 2-3 questions to ask employers at the end of your interview (example questions below)
What is the hiring process timeline and desired start date?
What is a normal working day look like?
What is the culture of the office?
What have you learned most in your current role?
How would you describe your ideal candidate?
Provide materials for each interviewer: resume, cover letter, references, and samples
Send thank you emails post-interview thanking the employer for their time
Step 4: Internship Approval & Enrollment
Once you have accepted an internship, complete the internship verification form
Have it signed by your employer
This is signed by the employer and verifies that you area indeed working with them as an intern
Permission to enroll in JOUR 499 will be granted once the internship coordinator has received both the internship application and the internship verification form
You will receive an email notifying you to finish the enrollment process on MyUNLV
Enrollment Information & Deadlines
Deadline to Apply
Students must submit all documentation for the internship program the Friday before the term begins.
Summer 2020 — Friday, May 15, 2020
Fall 2020 — Friday, August 21, 2020
Per the 2018-2019 catalog JOUR 499 requires junior or senior standing (at least 60 completed credits) and the permission of the Internship Coordinator. All students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) at UNLV.
Documents Required for Enrollment
Students must complete the internship application AND the internship verification form for approval.
Earning Academic Credit
To complete the internship class, a student is required to:
Internships give university students a valuable opportunity to expand on knowledge acquired in the classroom and employers a chance to identify and groom future employees. A little planning and a good bit of supervision can result in a profitable experience for both the employer and the student.
Interns must work in professional settings under the direction of industry professionals. One of the purposes of an internship is to give a student experience in a professional work environment, however the COVID-19 emergency has made it difficult for internship supervisors to give students in-person training and work opportunities. While Nevada works to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, remote-based internships are acceptable.
Note to Fall 2020 Internship Sites
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, student safety is paramount in internships and other experiential learning opportunities. UNLV encourages virtual experiential learning opportunities whenever possible during this national emergency. When in-person, site-based experiences are required, colleges, schools, and departments are encouraged to work with students to mitigate risk and/or modify the experience if students express concern for their own safety or their families’ safety during the current pandemic. Additionally, employers that host these experiences for students must: