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InternFSU Student Information

The InternFSU program provides 100 on-campus paid experiential learning opportunities for currently enrolled full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking FSU students during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Through the generous support of FSU’s leadership and administration, the InternFSU program provides high impact experiential learning opportunities for students to gain professional experience on-campus complimentary to their field of study or career goals. Students who participate in InternFSU will gain knowledge and skills related to career decision making and critical career competencies while in college.

The on-campus internship site (Department/Institute/Lab/Office/Unit/etc.) will:

  • provide a quality on-campus experiential learning opportunity*;
  • schedule regular, ongoing 1:1 mentoring and supervision meetings**;
  • fund 50% of the student’s $10/hour wage for 120 hours spanning one semester.

*An InternFSU experience cannot displace a regular University employee position, or be predominantly clerical/administrative duties.

**Supervisors must be full-time Florida State University faculty or staff.

The InternFSU program will:

  • provide a hiring framework including job description creation and advertisement support;
  • provide a technology platform to facilitate learning objectives, supervision and mentorship support, and student recognition through transcript notation;
  • fund 50% of the student’s $10/hour wage for 120 hours spanning one semester.

InternFSU students may work a maximum of 120 hours per semester.  This averages ten (10) hours per week for twelve (12) weeks.

For the Spring 2018 semester, the InternFSU program date range is January 15th-April 27th, 2018. InternFSU students should not work during Spring Break, March 12th-16th, 2018.

ALL undergraduate, full-time enrolled degree-seeking FSU students can apply to participate!

InternFSU student participants must be:

Transient, non-degree seeking, and graduate students are not eligible.

Please note: Some InternFSU employers may have specific restrictions such as major or year in school.

InternFSU Experiences

InternFSU experiences must be a major or career-related experiential learning opportunity, outside of the traditional classroom setting, through which students build knowledge while developing transferable skills and abilities.

According to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE),

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.


The InternFSU program strives to offer a diversity of experiences to ensure students in every academic discipline can identify a best-fit experiential learning opportunity on-campus.

InternFSU experiences represent the following engagement areas:


Sample Experience

Creative & Research


Sustained creative or scholarly project developed under the direction of a faculty or staff mentor that culminates in a formal presentation, publication, performance or exhibition.

  • Undergraduate Exhibit Curator Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Undergraduate Research Intern
  • Undergraduate Choreographic Research Intern

International Engagement

Intercultural experience where students collaborate effectively with people from cultures different from their own in order to build the cross-cultural skills and competencies needed to live and work in the global society. 

  • Event Coordinator Intern
  • Conversation Partner Program Intern
  • TESOL Facilitator Intern



Major or career-related experience that helps students understand the professional applications, theories, ideas, principles and concepts of their academic studies or career interests.

  • Corporate Responsibility Intern
  • Emergency Management Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Risk Management Intern

Leadership Engagement

An engagement with the intentional purpose of developing and enhancing leadership knowledge and practice through direct peer leadership or leadership program administration and support.

  •  Teaching Assistant Intern
  • Peer Advisor/Mentor Program Intern



Direct contribution of skills and resources through engagement with the community serving others through direct service, indirect service, advocacy or research.

  • Community Outreach Intern
  • Volunteer Coordinator Intern
  • Program Intern
  • Events Coordinator Intern

Steps to Apply for InternFSU experiences

In order to apply for InternFSU experiences, you must have an updated resume uploaded in your SeminoleLink powered by Handshake account. To upload your resume to SeminoleLink, simply log in with your FSU ID and password. Then, complete your Profile and upload your resume through the Documents tab found under your account name in the top right-hand corner.

It is highly recommended that you have your resume reviewed by The Career Center prior to uploading it. In order to have your resume reviewed, you may:

  • Stop by during The Career Center Drop-In Advising hours Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm.
    (Note: The Career Center is closed on Fridays from 1:30-2:30pm for staff trainings)
  • Visit a Career Center Liaison during Drop-In Advising Hours: 
  • Are you a FSU Panama City or online distance learner? If so, you can receive feedback via email by completing the Resume Review Request Form in the SeminoleLink Surveys section.
    • Log in to SeminoleLink with your FSU ID and password
    • Complete your Profile and upload your resume through the Documents tab
    • Select Resume Review Request via the Surveys tab

To begin searching for InternFSU experiences, follow these quick steps:

  1. Sign in to your SeminoleLink powered by Handshake account.
  2. Complete your Account Profile and Upload an up to date resume via the Documents tab.
  3. Click the “Jobs” tab and search for opportunities using the keyword “InternFSU”
  4. View InternFSU experiences by selecting individual opportunities. 
  5. To apply for an InternFSU Opportunity, select the position you wish to apply for and then click “Apply”.
  6. Select which resume you want to submit to the InternFSU employer. Be sure to include the additional information the position asks for – many request a cover letter, a writing sample or a link to your portfolio. Once all documents are uploaded, slick “Submit” to apply for the position.
  7. Your application has been successfully submitted when you see the Green notification on the next screen.

Need help submitting your application? Contact the Career Center at internfsu@fsu.edu

Interviewing for InternFSU experiences

On-campus employers submit InternFSU experiences directly to the Career Center. Once the InternFSU experience has been reviewed and approved, the Career Center will post the InternFSU experience on SeminoleLink powered by Handshake to begin accepting student applications.

Students will submit applications through SeminoleLink powered by Handshake prior to November 26th at 11:59 p.m.

Application packets will be emailed to the on-campus employer for review on November 28th

On-campus employers will reach out directly to student applicants and schedule interviews.  Once the on-campus employer selects an intern for their experience, the employer will offer their InternFSU experience(s) to their selected candidate(s) and then notify the InternFSU program.

It is highly recommended that you prepare for your interview using Career Center resources:

  • Visit The Career Center during Drop-In Advising hours Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm to do individualized interview preparation! (Note: The Career Center is closed on Fridays from 1:30-2:30pm for staff trainings)
  • Visit a Career Center Liaison during Drop-In Advising Hours

Formal FSU Human Resources InternFSU Hiring Process

After selecting and receiving an acceptance of the extended hiring offer, the InternFSU candidate(s) of choice will complete hiring paperwork through FSU Human Resources.



InternFSU experiences posted in SeminoleLink powered by Handshake

November 10th, 2017

Students submit applications

November 26th, 2017 @ 11:55 PM

Employers receive student application packets

November 28th, 2017

Employers interview, select, and offer the intern position(s)

November 28th - December 8th, 2017

Employers notify Career Center of InternFSU hire(s)

December 15th, 2017

InternFSU hire(s) complete FSU HR wizard forms

January 12th, 2018

InternFSU Student Participant Requirements

Attend One Orientation Session

The Career Center will hold mandatory one-hour orientation sessions for InternFSU student participants:

  • Monday, January 8th, 2018 – 3:35-4:25 PM, Dunlap Success Center, Room #1006
  • Tuesday, January 9th – 11:00-11:50 AM, Dunlap Success Center, Room #1006
  • Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 – 10:10-11:00 AM, Dunlap Success Center, Room #1006
  • Thursday, January 11th, 2018 – 3:35-4:25 PM, Dunlap Success Center, Room #1006
  • Friday, January 12th, 2018 – 1:25 – 2:15 PM, Dunlap Success Center, Room #1006

Program Components

InternFSU student participants will:

  1. Submit three learning goals at the beginning of the semester;
  2. Meet with their Supervisor for bi-monthly supervision meetings. In these meetings project expectations and progress, setting short-term work goals, workplace behaviors, etc. should be discussed. These meetings allow the Supervisor to guide, correct and advise Intern(s) on a regular basis;
  3. Complete a written mid-semester evaluation. The written evaluation will not be shared with the Supervisor, but Supervisors will hold an in-person mid-semester evaluation meeting.  This meeting presents an opportunity for both Interns and Supervisors to provide structured feedback and recalibrate any project goals or deadlines for the remainder of the semester;
  4. Complete a written final evaluation. This written evaluation will not be shared with the Supervisor, but Supervisors will hold an in-person final evaluation meeting. This presents an opportunity for both Intern(s) and Supervisors to recap successes and highlight strengths while providing feedback on areas of improvement for continued professional development;
  5. Complete a brief InternFSU program evaluation survey at the conclusion of the semester.




Begin work

January 15th, 2018

Submit 3 learning goals

January 15th, 2018

Submit a Mid-Semester Evaluation

February 23rd, 2018

Attend a Mid-Semester Evaluation meeting

February 26th – March 2nd, 2018

Submit a Final Self-Evaluation

April 20th, 2018

Attend a Final Evaluation meeting

April 23rd – 27th, 2018

Complete a program evaluation survey

April 27th, 2018

Experiential Recognition Program (ERP)

To facilitate learning goals and both the mid-semester and final performance evaluation process, InternFSU student participant(s) must enroll in the Career Center’s Experiential Recognition Program (ERP).

The Experiential Recognition Program (ERP) is an online course that facilitates eligible FSU degree-seeking students the opportunity to earn transcript notation for engaging in experiential learning opportunities:

  • ERP is a non-credit (-0- credit hour) bearing course, SDS 3802: Experiential Learning.
  • Students must enroll in ERP prior to the close of the official DROP/ADD period for the Spring 2018 semester (Spring 2018 - January 11th, 2018 at 11:59 PM). Students must submit an ERP application through their SeminoleLink powered by Handshake account. 
  • SDS 3802 is hidden course; students are unable to self-register for SDS 3802 though Student Central.
    The Career Center automatically registers students for SDS 3802 after their ERP application has been processed and approved through SeminoleLink powered by Handshake.
  • SDS 3802 is graded on the S/U system and is administered through Canvas.

Find more information at - http://career.fsu.edu/ERP


Earning a “S” in SDS 3802 will fulfill the Liberal Studies Curriculum requirements for a Formative Experience, which is an alternative way to fulfill one of the two required Scholarship in Practice courses.


Can non-FSU entities operating on the FSU campus participate in the InternFSU program?

InternFSU students are paid on a split funding model.  As a result, only FSU Departments that process payroll through FSU are eligible to participate in the InternFSU program.  However, if you would like to talk more about hiring FSU students for part-time or internship opportunities outside of the InternFSU program, contact the Career Center at cc-gain-experience@fsu.edu

Are graduate students eligible?

Graduate students are not eligible to participate in the InternFSU program. Graduate students have other opportunities for funding, detailed on the Graduate School’s Funding & Awards page.

Is internship pay negotiable?

InternFSU student participants must be paid $10.00 per hour. The InternFSU fund will cover $5.00 per hour for 10 hours per week for the 12-week experience, not to exceed 120 hours per semester. Please contact the InternFSU program at internfsu@fsu.edu to discuss further questions regarding pay.

Can InternFSU student participants receive academic credit?

The Career Center does not grant academic credit. Academic credit is always at the discretion of the student’s major department: not all academic units offer for-credit internship courses. The InternFSU program does not disqualify students from seeking academic credit when possible.  If an InternFSU student elects to enroll in a for-credit internship course, the InternFSU program must be notified at internfsu@fsu.edu

What if issues arise during my internship?

The InternFSU supervisor or student should contact the InternFSU program at internfsu@fsu.edu. However, as with any other employee if concerning behaviors are addressed and improvements are not made, InternFSU students can be terminated as with any other employee.

Can InternFSU students work outside of the traditional 8 AM-5 PM business hours?

InternFSU students are not limited to working only during normal business hours of 8 AM-5 PM. However, the alternative work schedule should have been advertised in the experience description and disclosed during the hiring process. 

InternFSU students cannot exceed 120 hours during the Spring 2018 semester.  After the 120 hours are reached, a Supervisor can elect to hire the student in a 100% department-funded OPS role for additional hours. The student should be kept in the same job code, but only the funding source should be changed.

What if I have already been hired for an on-campus internship for Spring 2018? Can I ask my Supervisor if we can participate in InternFSU?

If you have already been hired for a Spring 2018 paid on-campus internship, your Supervisor should absolutely reach out to the Career Center and the InternFSU program at internfsu@fsu.edu to discuss including your internship in the InternFSU program!

Are interns expected to work over Spring Break?

InternFSU students should not work over Spring Break 2018 (March 12th-16th).

What if my internship exceed 120 hours?

InternFSU students can work a maximum of 120 hours per semester.  This averages to ten (10) hours per week for twelve (12) weeks. For the Spring 2018 semester, the date range is January 15th-April 27th, 2018.

After the 120 hours are reached, a Supervisor can elect to hire the InternFSU student as an OPS worker in a 100% department-funded OPS role for additional hours. However, InternFSU students would not be required to work the additional hours as a part of the InternFSU program.

What hours can interns work?

InternFSU students can work a maximum of 120 hours per semester.  This averages to ten (10) hours per week for twelve (12) weeks. For the Spring 2018 semester, the date range is January 15th-April 27th, 2018.

While not limited to traditional business operating hours of 8 AM-5 PM, InternFSU students cannot exceed 120 hours during the Spring 2018 semester.

Are international students eligible for the InternFSU program?

As an F-1 student, you are automatically authorized in advance to work on-campus and would be eligible for the InternFSU program.

J-1 students are NOT automatically authorized to work on campus. J1 Students must check with the program sponsor listed in box 2 of their DS-2019 form regarding whether or not they are permitted to receive authorization for on-campus employment and what the procedures and timeline are for requesting that authorization.

More information is available on the Center for Global Engagement’s Employment Page.

Is participation in the InternFSU program limited to the Tallahassee campus?

FSU Panama City faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate in the InternFSU program.

Campus units operating throughout the State of Florida are eligible for participation in the InternFSU program.

Can a Supervisor have more than one InternFSU student?

Yes. However, InternFSU is limited to 100 on-campus internships.  As a result, we encourage Supervisors to submit InternFSU experiences for consideration as soon as possible. Additionally, supervision of an intern requires considerable time for mentorship. It is recommended that a Supervisor highly take into account workloads and capacity for mentorship before committing to supervising more than one InternFSU student.

Can a Department/Institute/Lab/Office/Unit/Etc. host more than one InternFSU student?


Can I start before January 15th?

Yes, InternFSU students can start work as early as January 8th, 2018. However, you cannot begin work before your hiring paperwork has been processed through FSU HR.