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Offer Internships

Thank you for your organization's interest in offering internships! We're certain this can be a positive experience for all involved.

Internship Setup

  1. Design a series of projects and/or assignments that build into a constructive learning environment for the student intern.
  2. Market your opportunity to students by posting an internship via Handshake.
  3. Arrange an appointment to meet with your student intern in order to discuss the details of the internship, and complete their online Learning Objectives.
  4. Throughout the internship, try to engage the intern in additional learning opportunities such as daily visits, staff meetings, any professional development events.
  5. At the midterm period of the quarter,  you will receive an email from us, asking you to complete an evaluation for the student.
  6. During the last week of the academic quarter, you will receive another email asking you to complete another evaluation for the student.  

Do you have questions? Contact Romeal Watson, Internship Coordinator, at or 509.359.4637.

Forms and Guidelines

Top 5 Best Practices for Recruiting

  • Familiarize yourself with NACE's Principles for Professional Practice 
  • Make sure your job description is clear, thorough, and straightforward. Students are savvy, and want to see lots of details. 
  • For those looking to establish a long-term, on-campus brand, remember that repetition is key! 
  • Try not to compare recent graduates to seasoned professionals,  their experience levels are apples and oranges 
  • Think outside the box - postings and job fairs are popular options, but they are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to campus engagement.   

Top 5 Best practices for Internships

Have the answers to these questions ready BEFORE you hire:

  • What are the intern's duties and learning objectives? 
  • What are our required Intern qualifications? 
  • Where, and with whom, will the intern work? 

Make sure that the internship supervisor is accessible to the intern:

  • Offer feedback during the internship, not just at the end 
  • Be clear with your expectations - our students want to know how to do well in your organization 
  • Be prepared to answer questions.

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