Recruiting UofM Interns
Employers can post internship opportunities on TigerLink, which is accessed by current students and alumni. When posting an internship, consider the tasks you have for your internship. Do these tasks or projects involve learning opportunities for students? Will it assist them in learning more about your industry or organization?
Particularly for academic internships, we encourage you to distinguish between an internship and a part-time job. In general, an internship provides a learning opportunity for the student to acquire new skills or knowledge during the internship period. A part-time job generally involves tasks that a typical part-time employee has performed in the past such as answering the phone, filing, or handling customer requests.
A few examples of an academic internship are Marketing Research Projects, Process Improvement Projects, Social Media Development and Analysis, or Financial or Pricing Analysis projects. The list varies with employers and their organizations but the goal is project work that “teaches” the students something new through the experience.
Our students need both internships and part-time jobs so we are happy to list both types of opportunities for you—we just ask you to categorize your needs between these two options.
To attract students to your internship opportunities, be sure to include:
- Internship responsibilities or duties
- Work Location
- Compensation (hourly, monthly, stipend, unpaid)
- Duration of internship (summer, fall, spring) and Hours Expected (Academic Internships require a minimum of 150 clock hours in order to earn academic credit)
- Directions for submitting resumes from interested students—who in your organization should receive these resumes; most employers prefer resumes to be emailed to a key contact for processing.
Click here to view a sample posting which you can use as template for your position.