Internship Opportunities

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What could you gain from an internship?
  • Practical, marketable skills
  • Increased likelihood of a job offer after graduation
  • Expanded professional network, including potential references for future job applications
  • Experience in a field beyond what’s available in Physics and Astronomy at BYU
  • Optional academic credit (PHSCS 399R) and possibly turning your internship into a capstone/thesis (discuss with Drs. Allred, Chesnel, or Transtrum)
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How can I tell if an internship opportunity is worthwhile?
  • Assigned supervisor who will work closely with you
  • Substantive assignments and responsibilities
  • Periodic evaluations of your work
  • Reputable company/organization with a track record of preparing their interns for success
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How do I increase my chances of getting an internship?
  • Start looking early; December, January, and February is when many summer internship opportunities are advertised
  • Seek letters of recommendation early from professors and other mentors.
  • Polish your resume and your profile for LinkedIn and Handshake. Free help available here!
  • Attend the STEM Career Fair each Fall and Winter semester.
  • User your personal connections!
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Where should I look for internships?