Great article on College Student Internship & Employment 

  • Benefits & Red Flags to an Internship
  • Checklist for Landing an Internship
  • Finding an Internship
  • Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Internship
  • Alternative Ways to Gain Valuable Work Experience
  • Additional Resources

Steps to a Successful Internship 

You’re not just looking for a job – you’re ready to apply your classroom knowledge to a real world experience.

Step One: Speak with Academic Advisors/Faculty Advisors.
Students interested in experiential learning opportunities should first speak with academic and faculty advisors to determine where an internship experience best fits in a degree plan.  Faculty coordinators are also great resources to discuss industry specific skills and help identify potential sites.

Major Specific Faculty Coordinators for Internships:

  • Accounting – Wendy LeBeau
  • Biology/Sustainability – Jun Tsuji
  • Business – Matt Ripper
  • Communications – Callie Clare
  • Computer Information Systems – Melissa Tsuji
  • Criminal Justice – Jon Kleinow
  • Engineering – Melissa Tsuji
  • Environmental Science – Heather Moody
  • Graphic Design – Melissa Tsuji
  • Psychology – Melissa Tsuji
  • Social Work – Elizabeth Davis
  • Sport Management – Mary Beth Leibold

All other majors should schedule a meeting with Melissa Tusji to discuss internship plans. Schedule an appointment with Melissa at ​

Step Two: Develop a winning resume. 
Meet with Career Services staff to create and refine the perfect document.  Students applying for internships should have a Siena Heights endorsed resume prior to applying and interviewing for internships.
Step Three: Research the organization or company. 
Step Four:  Apply and practice.
Apply per the instructions on the position posting. Schedule a practice interview with Career Services.

Step Five: Nail the interview!

Step Six: Schedule and transcript credit.
Meet with faculty to arrange credit for internship experience. 

​Step Seven: Start the experience!