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University Internship Program

Connect real-world experiences to your future career

Whether you are looking to build professional skills, develop job search tools to help you land your next job, or learn how to navigate your current internship in order to stand out, the University Internship Program (UIP) has a course for you. UIP's practical 4-credit courses can help you make the most of your internship experience and fulfill DePaul's Experiential Learning graduation requirement. View the full course list.

Enrollment Deadlines

Quarter you plan
to enroll in UIP
Winter
Intersession
Winter
2019
Spring
2019
Submit Internship
Proposal
Monday, November 5th Monday, November 26th TBA
Complete the UIP
Orientation
Monday, November 5th Monday, November 26th TBA

Steps for Enrollment

  • 1

    Step 1: Secure an internship

    Your current part- or full-time job may qualify for UIP - review the position standards below to see if it’s a fit. You can search for opportunities on Handshake. Don’t forget to meet with your career advisor for resume, cover letter and internship search help.

  • 2

    Step 2: Request access to the online UIP orientation

    This is a prerequisite and must be completed in order to enroll in a UIP course. You can complete orientation at any time, even before you have an internship. Once enrolled through D2L, you can participate at your convenience. Orientation attendance records expire after one year. Click here to request access to the orientation.

  • 3

    Step 3: Submit a proposal

    Once you have secured an internship, complete the online proposal form at uip.depaul.edu. The UIP team will email your supervisor to verify your internship. Once he or she confirms your employment details, the team will approve your proposal. Submit a proposal now.

  • 4

    Step 4: Explore UIP courses

    After you attend a UIP orientation and receive a proposal approval email, the UIP team will manually enroll you in a course. To request enrollment, please email the UIP team with your DePaul ID and top three course selections, in order of preference. Find available course selections on Campus Connect.

Internship Position Standards and FAQs

What requirements does a job have to meet to be considered an internship?

An internship position must meet the following qualifications:

  • Work must be performed while the student is enrolled in an internship course.
    • Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer Quarters: Students are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week across 10 consecutive weeks, for a minimum of 100 hours total of work experience
    • Winter Intersession: Students must begin working on or before November 26th, 2018 and need to complete 100 hours of work by December 14, 2018
  • The internship must allow you to explore career development issues and interests
  • The position should not entail more than 25% clerical work
  • Substantial supervision/mentorship should be provided by a paid professional within the organization

How do international students obtain authorization for an internship?

If you have an F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant visa status, you must first obtain the necessary authorization to engage in off-campus employment from International Student and Scholar Services (ISS). If you have any questions regarding employment authorization, contact ISS.

How else can I get academic credit for my internship?

In addition to UIP, undergraduate colleges and schools at DePaul offer internships for academic credit through their departments. For information about these internships, contact your college office.

Internship Plu$ Program

The Internship Plu$ Program provides $1,200 in financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students working in a quarter-long, unpaid internship while enrolled in a UIP or departmental internship course.

Application Timeline

Internship Quarter Applications Open Application Deadline
Winter 2019 November 30, 2018 December 9, 2018
Spring 2019 February 15, 2019 March 1, 2019

Application Requirements & Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Internship Plu$ Program, the following requirements must be met:

  • You are working or will begin working in an unpaid internship for the entire award quarter (Fall, Winter, or Spring)
  • You are enrolled/will enroll in a University Internship Program (UIP) course or a departmental-internship course to earn internship credit and fulfill the Experiential Learning Requirement
  • You are a current full-time undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0

Please note that applicants with fully confirmed internships will be prioritized over those with internships still being developed. Applications for internships still in the development stage will still be considered.

There are a limited number of awards available each quarter, and consideration will only be given to undergraduate students with financial needs. A large part of our assessment will focus on the quality and relevance of your internship, how this internship will impact your professional and career development, and what you hope to learn in you internship in relation to your major or field of interest, career exploration, and/or skill development.

To apply for this program, please search for the application on DePaul Scholarship Connect.


Questions?

The University Internship Program (UIP) Team is available to walk you through the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have regarding UIP qualifications and deadlines, and the Internship Plu$ Program. Contact us at uip@depaul.edu.