Information for Employers

Internship Services (formerly Applied Study Term, AST) is a program at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) in which undergraduate juniors and seniors complete an internship while concurrently enrolled in a course to earn academic credit required for graduation.

Thank you for considering partnering with Internship Services at the University of Illinois Springfield.  Please review some basic information about hosting an intern: Employer Info (pdf)

UIS appreciates employers who provide internship opportunities to students.

Please send your current internship job description, or modify our Model Job Description, to Laura Bandy, Coordinator of Internships and Prior Learning, lbandy@uis.edu or call 217-206-8526.

Benefits of an internship program

When UIS students intern at a business or organization, they bring knowledge from academic coursework, enthusiasm, innovative ideas, and creativity. The academic majors from which the students are drawn include:

Accounting Criminal justice Legal studies Political science
Biology Economics Liberal studies Psychology
Business administration English Management Sociology/Anthropology
Chemistry Environmental Studies Management Information Systems Visual arts
Communication Global Studies Math
Computer science History Philosophy


When sponsoring an intern, employers may benefit in the following areas:

Quality Work — Provides the opportunity for employers to have a qualified college student assist with daily operations, special projects, or assignments.

Recruitment and Development — Serves as an avenue for recruitment of well-qualified employees; retaining well-qualified employees also strengthens the regional talent pool.

Two-way Learning and the UIS Connection — Promotes learning for both the employer and the student interns and strengthens the employer connection to the UIS community.


Recruiting for additional employment opportunities

Employers can also create an account with the UIS Career Development Center, via CareerConnect, and post positions and internships that may appeal to students who do not wish to earn academic credit.  For assistance posting positions, email employerrelations@uis.edu.