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ASU Experiential Learning Internships

Experiences

Internships provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in their chosen field while still in school. They typically involve working for a company or organization for a set period of time, usually a semester or a summer, and can be either paid or unpaid. Internships may be part-time or full-time and can be completed during the academic year or over the summer break. Access thousands of internship postings through Handshake.

If you want to receive academic credit for your internship, make sure to check with you academic advisor to learn more about the process.

International internships provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience while also immersing themselves in a new culture. International internships for ASU students can be found here: https://goglobal.asu.edu/go-intern.

Global Virtual Internships allow you to gain professional work experience with an international company - no travel required! You can learn more and apply for placement here.

Micro-internships are short-term, project-based work experiences that typically last a few weeks to a few months. They are often remote and can be completed alongside a student's coursework. Micro-internships can be a great way for students to gain experience in their chosen field, build their network, and earn money. They are also a good option for students who are unable to commit to a traditional internship due to other commitments. Students at ASU can access micro-internships through Parkey Dewey.

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Case Study

During my internship at Nationwide Insurance I had the opportunity to apply machine learning algorithms in an industry setting. I worked on developing unsupervised machine learning models to detect anomalous ledger entries in financial data. I found that I enjoy applying advanced statistical methods in applied settings. Many of the data analysis and cleaning skills that I utilized during my internship I was able to learn and master during my coursework at ASU!

Noah Ruiz
Economics, Math Minor

Internship Examples

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    Healthcare Internships

    [Anywhere]

    Gain first-hand experience in a healthcare setting. These clinically-based internships involve weekly rotations and lectures designed to test pre-health students' suitability for careers in the field.

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    MCLEAPS

    [Arizona-based]

    This ASU and Maricopa County partnership offers top students hands-on experience and greatly enhances their education with an introduction to the opportunities and rewards of public service careers, including county government, and specialized career training applicable to any field.

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    Capital Scholars

    [Anywhere]

    Experience Washington, D.C. as an intern and choose from opportunities at the White House, Congress, courts, government agencies, lobbying and consulting firms, advocacy groups, media outlets, museums, think tanks, non-profit organizations or more.

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    Global Futures Internship Portal

    [Anywhere]

    Find experiential opportunities – research, service learning, clubs, capstones and workshops tailored to sustainability practices – within this community of collaborators that educates students and contributes to sustainability solutions across the globe.

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    CGF Internship Program

    [Arizona-based]

    Browse the College of Global Futures Internships webpage to learn more about internship opportunities, connect with CGF Career Services team members, and have frequently asked questions answered.

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    DAAD-Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE)

    [International]

    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program offers undergraduate students from the U.S. the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.

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    Handshake

    Internship opportunites for any interest can be found using Handshake. Check out this list of positions that may fit your needs.

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    Turn your economics degree into a career

    Resources and opportunities focused around Economics. Browse a variety of industries and roles that individuals with an economics background may be interested in.

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    Creative Career Services

    [Resource]

    The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in partnership with ASU Career and Professional Development Services have collaborated to help you prepare for a successful professional life doing what you love both in school and after graduation.

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    How to search for an internship

    [Resource]

    Check out this list of resources that will help you find the perfect internship!

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    Cronkite School Internship Interview Day

    [Arizona-based]

    Internship Interview Day is a premiere event at the Cronkite School. Students are able to interview for internship opportunities with local media employers for school credit.

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    Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Career Coaching

    [Resource]

    As an Education student, connect with your Career Coaches for additional support to help you with your next steps.

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    Office of Professional Experience

    [Arizona-based]

    Gain real-life professional experience in the classroom by observing master teachers, tutoring students and applying your ASU coursework.

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    Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab

    [Anywhere]

    ASU’s Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab) can offer you a vast array of resources necessary to bring your health-related business venture to market.

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    College of Health Solutions Internships

    [Anywhere]

    The College of Health Solutions offers internship programs that help students maintain a competitive edge and academic excellence. Explore your potential career options in the health field while gaining real-world career experience.

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    Pre-Health Internship Program

    [Anywhere]

    The Pre-Health Internship Program (PHIP) is a university-wide program designed to develop high quality activities that give ASU students the practical experience needed to be competitive in post-graduate degree programs and careers.