One of the ways members of the LSA Young Alumni Council give back to the college is by working with their personal and professional networks to recruit for internships. Many of our alumni understand the valuable role internships play in the life of a student. Internships provide the opportunity for students to translate the skills they learn in the classroom to a professional setting. They are opportunities for students to learn about themselves and what they want in their future careers. In today’s ever-changing economy, a student’s internship experience plays an integral role in their future. Members of the LSA YAC are committed to ensuring LSA students have a wide range of internship opportunities available. Be an advocate for LSA students by hosting an intern or by connecting your employer to the LSA Opportunity Hub.
Who do I contact about hosting an intern?
What if I’m not in a position to host an intern?
You might not be in a position to host an intern yourself, but you may know someone at your company who is. We encourage you to set up a meeting with that colleague to share the value of hosting an LSA student for the summer. If you’d like more information on how to pitch an LSA intern, reach out to Ben Anderson at the LSA Opportunity Hub.
Do I get to choose who interns at my company?
Yes. By creating your own job posting, you're able to identify and interview applicants yourself. This allows you to find the best LSA student for the position.
Who pays for the intern?
While LSA does not pay interns, the LSA Internship Scholarship is available for students with financial need. This scholarship allows some students to pursue a wider variety of opportunities, as barriers (e.g., high cost of living, low pay) to an internship are reduced.