The Summer 2022 application will open in February
Please check back then to see available internships and complete the application.
Ready to develop new skills, network with employers, and test-drive your future career? It's time to intern! The College of Science Internship Program gives students the chance to write a resume and cover letter, apply to multiple employers and positions in one easy application, and practice their interviewing skills.
Students that accept an internship offer will join a cohort program that includes university support, a career-readiness orientation, opportunities to connect with peers, a final symposium, and a stipend. Participants can also apply for scholarship funding and opt to earn credit for their internship experience.
April 7, 2022
Student application closes (host organizations may opt to close their applications before this date)
May 16, 2022
Mandatory job-readiness orientation at the UofU for students who have accepted internship offers (this event is for students only)
May 17, 2022
Internships begin (start date varies by host organization)
August 3, 2022
Mandatory symposium at the UofU for students in the summer program; program ends. (host organizations may choose to offer internships that extend beyond this date).
It is a program specifically designed for College of Science students to help with the internship process. Students receive support from the time of application-- or before if there are any questions-- through the end of the program. This allows students to not only participate in meaningful internship experiences, but to get the most out of those experiences and use them to launch their future careers.
The College of Science Internship Program is a simple and supportive introduction to career management. Gain important skills, practice the application process, orient yourself to the professional world, and reflect on your experience so that you graduate with confidence in your career. The program also includes funding and the opportunity to earn meaningful academic credit while interning.
The program includes a wide variety of internship opportunities designed for COS students and typically includes opportunities to work in the lab, fieldwork, educational positions, technical roles such as programming, opportunities to use math, and communication roles. Internships change each year depending on current employer needs. Go to the FIP Available Positions page to see a full list of current opportunities.
Many of our host organizations offer an hourly wage or stipend for their positions and all of our interns receive a $200 stipend from the College upon successful program completion. Students are encouraged to apply to all positions that seem interesting and valuable, regardless of payment status. Students who accept unpaid internships are eligible for a Career Exploration Scholarship in addition to their program stipend.
The internships themselves range from 5-40 hours/week. Most host organizations have flexible scheduling for part-time positions, so most students are able to find something that works for them. The program requires students to attend a two-hour orientation and two-hour symposium with optional additional gatherings.
All participants must be declared majors within the College of Science in good academic standing and with at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date. Some host organizations may have additional requirements.
We have a high success rate of students accepting internships, but an internship is not guaranteed as part of the program and students are not required to accept any internship that they decide does not work for them, even if offered. For students who would really like to intern, but do not receive an offer the internship coordinator will work with them to help them identify opportunities outside of the program and improve their applications.
The University of Utah College of Science hosts an internship orientation each semester which includes information on professionalism, how to make the most of your internship, legal information regarding internships, university resources, and credit information.