Our Commitment to Your Success

The University of South Florida values experiential learning as a key component to a student's undergraduate and career success.  Internships, Co-op, service learning, research, and extended volunteering can help students build confidence in their choice of major and career path.  Experiential learning also helps students to become "career-ready" by developing the critical transferable skills that prospective employers seek in candidates across industries.

Need to Find an Internship?

  • Log into Handshake using My USF and make sure your profile is up to date and has a current resume so you can search for opportunities that employers have posted to recruit USF students.

  • Do you need help with your resume, interview skills, or internship job search? If so, visit our Student section to view the resources available to assist you with your search. You can also schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to help you!

Do you have an internship offer and are looking for internship course enrollment?

  • First, talk to your Academic Advisor to determine what your options are. There may be a course through your own department that could count towards requirements you may need for your degree. They will be able to guide you with what steps you need to take for that option or what other options are best for your needs.

  • IDS-3947 - Internship Course through Career Services.
    Review this handout for details about the IDS-3947 course.

  • Undergraduate students: if referred by your Academic Advisor, fill out the Permit Request Form.
Semester Last day to START Work at Internship Deadline to REQUEST permit
Fall November 1st October 27th
Spring April 1st March 27th
Summer July 1st June 26th


Have Questions About:

  • Internship offers and next steps?
  • Enrollment in Career Services Internship (IDS 3947) or Co-op (IDS 3949/4949) courses?
  • International Students CPT course enrollment options?

If yes, you can visit Diane’s Virtual Drop-in Hours through Microsoft Teams during the pre-scheduled times:

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

If those times do not work for you, please email Diane Mellon, M.S.Ed., Assistant Director of Experiential Learning ( with your questions or to request a separate appointment time.