Students employed at various locations throughout the University with opportunities to develop and apply skills and competencies learned from coursework – location varies.


UIS Department-Sponsored Academic Internships; paid; location varies.

  • Qualifies as ECCE engaged experience /elective (undergraduate students) or general elective requirement.
  • Funding source:100% UIS funding.


  • OEL-IPL exclusive and competitive internships available only to eligible UIS students.
  • Payroll administered by UIS.
  • Test drive possible careers and explore different job markets while gaining relevant work experience.
  • Engage in networking to make long-term connections.
  • Learn about career path options and determine most suitable pathway to pursue.
  • An enhanced resume setting you apart from others.

Attributes of Leadership Lived

  • Teaching-focused Academic Experience (Professional Skill Development & Application of Theory to Practice)
  • An Abundance of Opportunities to Collaborate (Teamwork & Communication)
  • A Right-Sized Supportive Community (Integration into University Culture & Community)
  • A Tradition Educating Public Servants and Leaders (Leadership, Initiative & Integrity)

Related Course(s)

Same course options as U.S. Academic Internships.

Requirements/ Prerequisites

Finding Opportunities

  • Internship site must be a Leadership Lived Experience pre-qualified site.
  • List of positions exclusively shared with eligible UIS students.

How to apply/register

  • Apply for positions through Career Connect - Submit resume for review/approval.
  • Complete internship course application by deadline once internship is secured.