Internships

Internships integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. With an internship, students can:

  • Develop an understanding of the type of working environment, field, and industry that align with your short- and long-term career goals.
  • Obtain job-related skills and experiences that will enhance your qualifications for future opportunities.

There are many different ways you can find internships at UNLV and in the College of Liberal Arts:

Contact

Contact Jenna Heath, Director of Student and Community Engagement, for more information about any internship opportunities and how to secure one!

Email: Jenna.Heath@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-5838

  • COLA Internship Program
    • Students apply through the Director of Student & Community Engagement, Jenna Heath, and go through a workshop series for the opportunity to be placed in highly competitive internships developed just for COLA students.
    • The COLA Internship Program timeline looks something like this:
      • This process will require you to plan ahead! Plan to start your internship application process the semester BEFORE you plan to get an internship.
      • Second month of the semester (prior to when you want to start your internship):
      • Third month of the semester (prior to when you want to start your internship):
        • Attend COLA Internship Workshop to learn about the program and get approved to interview with the internship site supervisor.
        • Interview with the internship site supervisor, students will be connected directly via email.
      • Fourth month of the semester (prior to when you want to start your internship):
        • Formally offered internship by internship site supervisor.
        • Students enroll in COLA 402, Internship & Professional Development Course.
      • Eligibility Requirements:
        • Must be enrolled in a College of Liberal Arts Major
        • Must be a junior or senior (completed 60+ credits during the semester you start your internship) 
        • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Email Director of Student & Community Engagement Jenna Heath at Jenna.Heath@unlv.edu for more information.
COLA Internship Program

Dani Dinlocker-Santiago, English Major, August 2021 Graduate

COLA Internship Program

Negin Izadkhasti, Psychology Major, May 2021 Graduate

  • Internships for College of Liberal Arts Majors may include UNLV offices, nonprofit organizations focused on strengthening the social safety net, local political officials and lobbyists, and local businesses interested in helping prepare UNLV students for their careers. 
  • Students complete a variety of projects during their internships. Intern responsibilities can include:
    • social media, research, event planning, policy creation, marketing, advertising, direct care, workshop development, book and journal editing, paralegal and law clerk work, museum management, customer service, etc. This is not an exhaustive list, and there are many different learning experiences within our internships. 
  • Department specific internships
  • UNLV Career Services

Community Partners, are you curious how to offer an internship? How to hire an intern? We would love for you to join our comprehensive list of internship site supervisors, schedule a call with Director of Student and Community Engagement Jenna Heath at jenna.heath@unlv.edu to learn more about how to get involved. 

"The UNLV internship program gives our team the opportunity to teach the next generation of community leaders the skills needed to address issues that they are passionate about. Our organization is given a fresh perspective from a youthful community that isn't traditionally represented in the decisions and policies that impact their health and future. The students bring a passion to our work that is channeled into events that motivate and inspire others to take action in their own communities."

- Tyler Perry
Field Organizer
Nevada Conservation League