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Career Services Internship Opportunities

Enhance your resume and set yourself apart from other applicants

Emporia State Internship Opportunities

Enhance your resume and set yourself apart from other applicants, while gaining relevant professional experience. Many companies exclusively hire those who have successfully completed an internship within the company, so get your foot in the door and consider an internship today!

More information on internships.

Handshake is the primary source for internship and job searches, as well as many other resources for students and employers. If you are a student who has questions about internships, please visit Handshake for more resources or you can schedule an appointment with Joel Ewy.

If you are an employer who has questions about hosting interns or about internships in general, please contact Joel Ewy at 620-341-5159 or Employers can also post internship positions in Handshake.

Scholarship Opportunity for Interns

If you are planning on participating in an internship this Summer and are looking for some financial assistance, make sure you apply for the Jonathan Micus Career Development Scholarship! Thanks to the generosity of an alum and donor who wish to remain anonymous, this amazing opportunity will provide multiple ESU interns with a scholarship each year to help fund their internships. In addition to receiving the scholarship, students who are chosen will also be provided with mentoring opportunities from experienced professionals in their career areas.

In order to apply for this scholarship, you MUST:

  • Have an internship position secured for the Summer Term
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or above with at least 30 credit hours completed
  • Enroll in an internship course for academic credit within your academic department or through Career Services (this step can be done AFTER March 12)
  • Read the Career Services Internship Handbook (specifically sections that are related to students participating in internships) located on the “Internships” page of the Career Services website, and submit all appropriate forms to Career Services before the internship begins
  • Have completed a profile on “Handshake,” located on the Career Services website
  • International students must read the “International Student Information and Considerations” document located on the “Internships” page of the Career Services website
  • Follow all other internship requirements designated by the student’s academic program

*Important Note: This program excludes students enrolled in required licensing courses (such as Student Teaching and Nursing).

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. Scholarship winners will be announced on Monday, March 28. Click the link below to fill out the application, which is located in the ESU Scholarship Portal. Follow these instructions to apply for this scholarship:

  1. Click the link below labeled "Jonathan Micus Career Development Scholarship Application." You will then be re-directed to the Emporia State University Scholarship Portal.
  2. Scroll down and select “Login” under Students.
  3. Login using your ESU credentials.
  4. Under your tasks, you will see the Jonathan Micus Career Development Scholarship Application.
  5. Select “Start Application” and fill the application.
  6. Click “Review and Submit” once completed.

*Note: This scholarship might not be visible when using the Scholarship Library search tool. If you can't find it by using the search tool, check "My Tasks."

***If you need any assistance finding an internship, please schedule an "Internship" appointment with Joel Ewy in Handshake and also use the resources on this website and in Handshake to help you in your search.

International Students seeking Employment/OPT: If you are an F-1 visa student looking for internships or employment in the United States, you need to be knowledgeable on the employment and practical training regulations. To learn more, visit the Office of International Education’s website to learn more. Scroll down to the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) section or contact the Office of International Education with questions regarding Practical Training.

Check out our online resource, GoinGlobal, for global searches for jobs and internships in the United States and study abroad opportunities. GoinGlobal includes employers who sponsored H-1B Visas last year, city and country guides around the world, and internship and full-time job listings. GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings, H1-B employer listings, corporate profiles, and career resources for 30 countries. GoinGlobal is a great resource for all ESU students!

Looking for internships abroador other study abroad options? Check out ISA by WorldStrides. If you are interested in study abroad internships specifically, visit this link. Please be aware that there are application fees and a financial investment associated with each of these programs.