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!
    • Although you can enroll after drop/add, please pay attention to the following deadlines:
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

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, email Diane Mellon, M.A., Coordinator of Experiential Learning ( with your questions.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking for assistance in finding an internship or Co-op, visit our Career Services website for the appropriate resources to assist you with your search or schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.