Bellini Center for Talent Development

How to Find an Internship


Getting Connected to Handshake

Every USF student has a Handshake account; it is the student's responsibility to register and sign up for Handshake in order to view internship and employment opportunities. Handshake has a built-in match making capability that will alert students about opportunities for which they may qualify once a profile and résumé are uploaded.

For more information on how Handshake may be helpful to you, please visit USF's Center for Career and Professional Development (formerly Career Services).

By registering for Handshake, students gain access to full-time and part-time jobs, internships, on-campus interview schedules, career events and information sessions.

Tampa Campus

Go to:

Doug Meyn
TVB 200

St. Petersburg Campus

Go to:

Ashley Curtis

Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Go to:

Toni Ripo


Please note that students are to intern with reputable organizations that provide support for student learning/work and whose goals are not in conflict with the goals and missions of the student and the University of South Florida. 

The internships listed on LinkedIn have not been validated or approved by the University of South Florida and may or may not be approved as a viable internship.  If you have questions or concerns about a specific internship you may contact:   

Pavla Ozkul, PhD
TVB 200  

Other Sources

  • Accounting majors should also contact Reggie Shouse to expolore additional resources exclusively for accounting students. 

  • Marketing majors should contact Rob Hammond to get internship approval prior to registering for the course.