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.
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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!
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?
Weekly Virtual Drop-In Hours:
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 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.