You apply to become an intern while you are participating in one of the 4-Month IDPs. To qualify for an internship, you must meet all of the following requirements:
An internship coordinator assists you as you attend an internship orientation, participate in a company fair to meet prospective employers, create a résumé, and develop your interviewing skills.
Securing the internship requires interviewing for the position, just as you would interview for a full-time job. Once you obtain an internship, an IDP ensures you meet the program's academic requirements. In addition, an internship site supervisor monitors your performance and attendance throughout the entire internship experience.Your internship is considered an academic program: You earn academic credits for your participation and maintain your status as a full-time student.
Internship students have been placed in a wide variety of Bay Area organizations, including:
*This is a partial list of internship companies and is subject to change. Placement in an internship is not guaranteed, is subject to acceptance by a company and is at the discretion of the internship coordinator.
|Week 1||Attend internship orientation|
|Week 2||Attend résumé workshop|
|Weeks 2–4||Meet with an internship coordinator to strategize companies; begin research of available companies|
|Week 5||Attend internship company fair|
|Week 6||Register to participate in internship program|
|Week 7||Attend interview workshop|
|Weeks 9–12||Interview at potential company choices|
|Weeks 13–15||Rank internship choices|
|Week 15||Attend internship academic workshop|
Term 2: Internship (15 weeks)
Follow your 4-Month IDP with another four months of internship experience at a U.S. company.
Combine academic study, intensive training and work experience in a one-year program that comprises two 4-Month IDPs and an internship.
Learn what it's like to be an intern at a U.S. company in these profiles of IDP internship providers.
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