Gaining career related experience is a vital part of the career development process. Follow the links below to learn more about Intern For A Day! If you have any questions regarding Intern For A Day opportunities at UGA please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Intern For A Day?
The UGA Career Center’s Intern For A Day Program is a volunteer "job shadowing" opportunity for students to spend 1 day observing and often working with professionals, investigating a career field and experiencing a typical day or week on the job. This experience is not for credit or pay but greatly benefits both interns and sponsors. It allows a student to clarify career goals, while allowing the sponsor (or prospective employer) to evaluate a student’s interests, skills and abilities.
When is Intern For A Day offered?
Intern For A Day is flexible and should be scheduled by the student and host organization based on their availability. Fall opportunities will be offered from mid-October through the first week of January. The spring program will be offered mid-March through May.
Why should I do Intern For A Day?
Intern For A Day is a great way to learn about the day-to-day work life of a professional in a career field of your choice. The Intern For A Day program offers the chance to "test" a career without risk of a semester or longer term commitment. It can also help you get your foot in the door for a competitive internship program or job.
What activities are Interns involved in?
Many students shadow in one department for one day; others rotate through various departments to get a broad overview. You may take a tour; conduct informational interviews with people in various specializations and at different levels; review company literature; sit in on staff meetings; help with clerical tasks; ask questions about the field, the organization, necessary training and curriculum to follow to enter the field; and/or assist with actual office projects (research, report writing, etc.).
Do I receive course credit?
The Intern For A Day program is a non-credit volunteer experience. You will not receive compensation or reimbursement for travel expenses.
How do I apply?
What do I do after my Intern For A Day experience?
- Within 1 week after participating in your Intern For A Day opportunity, you should prepare and send a 'Thank You Note.' This is an essential part of business/work place etiquette.
- Please fill out our online survey (which will be sent to you via email after your Intern For A Day experience) to help us improve the UGA Intern For A Day program.
- Finally, you will want to reconcile this opportunity with your future career plans. Do you want to do another Intern For A Day? What kind of insights did you learn about an internship or even a full-time job search? Remember, Intern For A Day opportunities are designed to give you a head start on your career.