Internships

Internship is paid, unpaid or stipend-only opportunity for an undergraduate student to function in a typical "on-the-job" environment. Students can earn credit (free elective) towards their degree and these experiences provide first-hand practices upon which future career choices can be based.  Students gain a better understanding of the relationship between theoretical concepts and their practical application through internships. It’s true nature is to give students career exposure.

Internships at a Glance

  • Credit towards your degree (Free Elective)
  • 3 Credits in one 15-week semester
  • Career Exposure
  • Approximately 6 to 8 hours per week, totaling 90-120 hours
  • 2.5 GPA, minimum 60 credits
  • Evaluation is graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory

Note: Students are not able to accept opportunities with home-based business/organizations.


Getting Started

Step 1

Sports Management students please contact the Office of Work-Integrated Learning before beginning any of the steps below.

Log in to Handshake to explore positions. You‘ll need to create a Handshake account, create a resume or upload an existing resume. Contact the prospective companies and agencies of your choice to determine position availability. 

NOTE – you do not need to find an internship position through Handshake. Students can find positions through various other resources (i.e. internships.com, internet search, networking etc..)

If you already have a position that has been offered to you please continue to step 2.

Step 2

Once offered a position fill out the form to receive approval or Schedule an Appointment with a Work-Integrated Learning Specialist through Handshake or contact them below:
Office of Work-Integrated Learning
Wilson Graduate Center, Room 455
47 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720
302 356-6820
Work-IntegratedLearning@wilmu.edu
International students must receive an approval from office of International Admission before starting your position.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Internships are typically unpaid or stipend-only but provide invaluable real-world work experience and opportunities to network with professionals in your chosen field. Paid internships are rare.

A: Once your internship position is confirmed through the Office of Work-Integrated Learning you will be approved to register for an internship. Once you have received notification of your approval you must register and pay for your 3 credit course.

A: It is the responsibility of the student to secure an internship at a company in a position that is pertinent to your major. See steps 1 and 2 above.