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?

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Do You Have an Internship, or an Internship Offer? Internship Course Credit is a Great Way to Have Your Internship Noted on Your Transcripts!

Benefits of an Internship Course also include:

  • Development of transferrable essential skills that can help you build and launch your career
  • Feedback to support your growth as a professional
  • A campus resource if/when you need support during your internship

Course options include:

  • An academic internship course in your major (if available) - see your academic advisor for details
  • IDS 3947 - Cooperative Internship - through Career Services
    • Can be taken for 0-3 credits and repeated for up to 6 credits (the 0 credit option is helpful when the internship is unpaid)
    • Can be used for internships that are on or off campus and for global internships
    • Credits may serve as elective credit and do not count as "excess" credits
    • Available on regular or alternate course schedules, so if your internship starts after add/drop, you can still enroll!

If you would like to register for the IDS 3947 Internship Course, your first step is to request a permit by completing this online form. Click here to get started!

Need Help?

Do you have questions about:

  • Internship offers and next steps?
  • Enrollment in Career Services Internship (IDS 3947/6940) or Co-op (IDS 3949/4949) courses?
  • International Students CPT course enrollment options?

If yes, then you can either email Diane Mellon, M.A., Coordinator of Experiential Learning ( or you can visit Diane’s Virtual Drop-In Hours through Microsoft Teams.

Weekly Virtual Drop-In Hours:

  • Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking for assistance in finding an internship, please do not use Diane’s Virtual Drop-In Hours. Visit our Career Services website for the appropriate resources to assist you with your search.