Information for Employers

InternEmployer inquiries:  Please complete this online form.

Students at UIS (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 UIS to provide an internship for undergraduate students.  Please review this informative document about hosting an intern: Employer Info.  Additionally, you might also take a look at a Model Job Description.

If you would like to submit an internship position to promote to UIS students, please complete this online form.

If you have any questions, please email ipl@uis.edu.

IPL at UIS received over $45,000.00 in grant funding from the state of Illinois to help off-set the cost of paid internships.  Check out our information page for further details.

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
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal studies
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Math
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Visual Arts

When hosting 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.