Introducing Internships

With the professional world constantly evolving and growing, it can be tough to know how to best prepare students for their foray into the workforce. Career Services recommends using internships to help students hone their professional skills while still attending school. We understand that faculty have insights into what makes an excellent candidate in their field of study. That is why we encourage faculty to become Faculty Internship Coordinators. Faculty Internship Coordinators work closely with students throughout the entire internship process.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Faculty Internship Coordinator

Faculty Internship Coordinators have a variety of duties which include:

  • Meeting with students
  • Going over internship learning objectives
  • Approving internship experiences through Handshake
  • Evaluating the student's internship at its close

Colorado Mesa University uses Handshake for its internship process. This allows students to utilize software they are already familiar with to request internships. This also allows for a more streamlined and effective experience for all parties. Faculty Internship Coordinators should familiarize themselves with Handshake.  Requesting an internship is called requesting an experience in Handshake. Below is a complete guide to Handshake experiences.

Faculty Internship Coordinator's Guide to Experiences on Handshake