Internships & Mentorships

Student intern with employee

Internships and mentorships can help you explore your career interests, gain the skills you'll need for future jobs and build your professional network.

Learn more by following a link below or scrolling down for all information:


Finding an Internship

Finding an internship is similar to the process of securing employment. You need to contact organizations of interest and apply for an internship in the same way that you would a job. You may also earn academic credit for an internship.

  • Plan ahead! Depending on location, arrange your experience 2-12 months before your start date.
  • Check application dates for internships for credit.
  • Prepare a resume, cover letter and online presence: LinkedIn, Handshake. (Get help from the UAarizona Student Engagement & Career Development).
  • Work your network: talk to friends, professors and acquaintances. Consider talking to UArizona alumni through the Bear Down Network. Set up informational interviews with alumni or contacts in industries and attend career fairs, mixers and hackathons.
  • An ongoing job may not be used for internship credit unless distinct work and supervision are present.
  • Students can be paid for an internship (and are encouraged to seek out paid opportunities), but an internship typically may not be undertaken in the same department or unit of an organization in which a student is regularly employed; the internship must be in a different department under a different supervisor doing work that is clearly differentiated from regular duties.
  • Important: Learn more about applying for internship credit.

iSchool students have interned at a wide array of organizations, including:

  • Amazon
  • Avirtek
  • CyVerse
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Genentech
  • iDE Global
  • Intel
  • Labcorp Drug Development
  • Lightsense Technology
  • Lunewave
  • Mayo Clinic
  • NuvOx Pharma
  • Onebridge
  • Pima County Public Library
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Roche
  • RNC Mobile Services
  • Tesla
  • The University of Arizona
  • Tucson Police Department
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Viasat
  • Vue Data

Internship Listings & Resources

In addition to UArizona Career Development information, take advantage of the following internship resources:

Experiencing an Internship

  • An internship is typically 3 units, representing  a minimum of 135 hours of work which is typically 8 to 10 hours per week in Fall semester or Spring semester. Summer session hours may be worked between the Summer Pre-Session (mid-May) through Summer Session II (early August). Hours must be worked within the semester (Fall, Spring or Summer) for which the student is receiving credit.
  • Once you are enrolled in an internship, you will have access to a D2L course page so that you can communicate regularly with your site supervisor and faculty, and so that you can turn in your final evaluation at the end of the term. 


Mentorships provide students a deeper understanding of their chosen field by allowing students to tap into the mentor's industry knowledge while building a professional network that may open doors to opportunities post-graduation. The mentor-student dynamic also fosters personal growth, confidence and a sense of direction.

Reddit Mentorship Program

School of Information / Reddit Mentorship Program: Applications due December 1

Reddit is offering 10 iSchool majors or minors an exciting opportunity to network with employees within the Sales and Marketing side of the Reddit team and learn more about working in the tech industry. Mentees will participate in weekly sessions with experienced sales and marketing professionals who have built successful careers at companies like Meta, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google before their journeys led them to Reddit. Students will learn more about what they do, gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work in the tech industry, get tips and tricks for landing jobs and build meaningful relationships with well-connected individuals. The program runs for  approximately 10 weeks beginning in January.

Learn more about the program.