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UI Career Development Service seeks employers for student interns

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ The Career Development Service at the University of Iowa is seeking employers who can provide student internships for the spring and summer semesters.

The Career Development Service is seeking positions for interns starting in mid-January for the spring semester and in May for the summer semesters.

The internships can be in any field, but should provide a professional caliber work assignment that is related to a student's academic preparation, according to Jane Schildroth, director of the UI Career Development Service. The internship should also provide increasing responsibility during the semester, with the employer providing training, evaluation and supervision.

UI students offer an employer a high level of productivity and professional competence, Schildroth said. Employers can also reduce recruitment, training and benefit costs by cultivating potential employees through the internship program.

"Students can bring the latest perspective, new concepts, and fresh ideas to a company," Schildroth explained. "Employers (and students) get an 'interview' that lasts a whole term. When a full-time position becomes available, a known quantity can be brought on board."

Although compensation is not required for an internship, it can help attract a quality student who may be looking at several opportunities. If an employer can't pay an hourly wage, then a stipend, or housing assistance or other benefits can be offered.

To list a position, employers complete a form that includes a job description, qualifications needed, application requirements (a resume or work samples), deadline for applications, and requests for on-campus interview dates and locations.

For a position listing form or for more information, contact the Career Development Service at (319) 335-1385.