Students interested in applying their undergraduate academic knowledge to real world employment opportunities will find a broad spectrum of undergraduate internships available to them with challenging opportunities available in a wide range of disciplines and fields of study available globally.
Application processes for undergraduate placements vary from employer to employer and from within Colleges or Universities, requiring that applicants take careful steps to ensure their application is in keeping with the specified criteria and meets with personal and future objectives. Undergraduates can benefit from assistance through academic Student services further ensuring their application meets or exceeds the necessary requirements and helps place them in a solid position to succeed. Not all employers offering undergraduate intern placements will accept applications through educational services. Some offices such as the Department of Energy require that the applicant complete the necessary application through their website but in such cases, assistance through the office of application is usually available by staff that can assist with any area of the process.
Undergraduate placements are often paid internships with positions available during frequent intervals throughout a year. Some employers may offer ongoing application submissions for future internship consideration. Applications that miss submission deadlines normally must be re-submitted only after another suitable position is announced.
Work within specific disciplines including those available within governmental, private sector and major businesses offer undergraduates many opportunities to gain critical experience, skills, and growth for future success in both studies and employment.
Undergraduate internships are beneficial to students who will be returning to further their educational pursuits as well as students preparing to graduate shortly after their internship is completed. Almost all undergraduate offerings however, require the student to be enrolled in full-time studies within an accredited learning facility at the time their application is submitted as well as while completing their internship.
Usually the process involved for undergraduate intern placements is lengthy involving a number of processes that can lead up to actual placement. Often there are two or three progressive levels to undergo within the interview process, which includes both face-to-face meetings and interviews conducted by telephone.
Internships for undergraduates fall into many areas of discipline allowing individuals to gain excellent hands-on experience in almost any field of study being pursued. Undergraduates often find such internships of immense value toward their goal of future success and as a well-prepared path to a rewarding career.