Internships encourage you to obtain experience, to apply classroom learning, and enrich your college experience.

An internship is paid, unpaid or stipend-only opportunity for an undergraduate student to function in a typical "on-the-job" environment. The purpose to connect the world of work with the world of academia. The number of hours involved per week as well as the length of the internship period will vary depending on the specific program. Generally, a student will work a minimum of 15 weeks and a minimum of 120 hours in the internship to receive three semester hours of credit.

Internships at a Glance

  • Credit towards your degree (Elective space)
  • 3 Credits in one 15-week semester
  • Work experience
  • 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., 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.
Office of Work-Integrated Learning
DAC, Room 129
New Castle Campus 
302 356-6820
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.