Internships & Summer Options


Internships allow you to enhance your skills and apply classroom knowledge to a professional environment. They provide a supervised short-term experience in a career field of interest. Internships focus on the learning that takes place as a result of the work you are doing.

Benefits of Internship Experience

What are the benefits of intern experience? The answer is threefold:

  1. Confirms and clarifies your career goals.
  2. You gain practical work experience.
  3. You develop industry contacts with whom you can keep in touch in the future.

An internship experience can give you "an edge" as you plan for life after Luther!

Internship Resources

Summer Options

Summer is a time to step away from classes and think about life beyond the classroom. There are on-campus and off-campus resume-building options to consider during the summer months.

Also utilize these resources to locate off-campus positions:

  • HANDSHAKE: a platform for Luther students to find jobs and internships
  • Career News & Notes (sent out in a weekly email to students)
  • Summer Camp Fairs held on campus

Ways to Find Off-Campus Opportunities

  • Scan Handshake for summer job opportunities.
  • Explore local volunteer opportunities (stop into Career Center for a list of local organizations). 

Strategies to Help You Find an Internship

Use the following resources to increase your chances of securing the perfect internship.

Write a Resume and Cover Letter
Prepare for Interviewing
Build a Professional Network