Steps to Obtaining an Internship/Co-op

As with finding other types of employment, you will need to prepare materials, monitor available positions, and provide appropriate responses to those who contact you regarding internships and co-operative education positions.


Start your internship search 1-2 semesters before you plan on completing an internship. UA students will find help to draft a resume and cover letter by going to the Resource Library in Handshake.

  • Make an appointment with the Coordinator of Internships and bring a draft of your resume with you.


  • Visit the Career Center’s website for information on conducting a successful job search, interview strategies, career fairs, networking events and job search etiquette programs.
  • Investigate 2-5 employers or agencies each week (review their websites, and talk to faculty and Career-Center advisers).
  • Review and edit your social networking accounts! Employers check these sites during the job search process.


  • Follow up with all employers who contact you and contact employers in which you are interested.
  • Send “thank you” cards to those who interview you.
  • Email if you have questions.