CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
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
"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
For a position listing form or for more information, contact the Career
Development Service at (319) 335-1385.