Internship Guidelines

An internship may count as an Honors Experience if it is:

  • Associated with an organization relevant to your academic or career interests and/or future career goals, with an opportunity to connect learning in the classroom to real-world projects; and
  • Comprised of clearly-defined, value-added projects benefiting the organization as well as your own growth and learning; and
  • Mentor-supervised; and
  • At least 45 hours of work; and
  • Sanctioned by a faculty member (the default being your departmental Honors Faculty Representative) on the WorkflowGen proposal form for mentor-supervised independent activities; and
  • Certified by the project supervisor (who may be the same faculty member).

*Credit-bearing internships may count as non-course experiences, but may not count as Honors courses.

Internship Resources

College Career Offices: Your college has a career office that may be able to help you with an internship. Get in touch!

UMN Career Services: A guide to career resources for undergraduate students.

Handshake: A career network for students, alumni, and employers with local, national, and international opportunities.

Career Counseling, Student Counseling Services: Assistance in developing a greater sense of self-awareness relevant to the career development process.

Pre-Health Student Resources Center: Resources for students planning to enter professional health programs

Internships Abroad: Resources for students planning to complete an internship while learning abroad.

HECUA: Semester-long HECUA programs incorporate classroom studies, an internship, and field work around some of the most important issues of our time.