The Honors College encourages all of its students to seek out internship opportunities that are appropriate to their interests and future career goals. Internships enable students to apply their learning to real-world situations, network with professionals in their chosen discipline and gain job experience in their intended career field. Many academic departments at UMKC provide access to internship opportunities, and some offer academic credit for internships, so visit your home department’s website and consult with your major advisor to learn more about the internship opportunities specific to your major.

UMKC Career Services offers a broad range of tools to assist you in all stages of your career development. Utilize Career Services’ Handshake to begin searching for jobs and internships. There is no fee for UMKC students and alumni.

Many of the academic credits earned in internships may be counted in fulfillment of the 27 hours of coursework needed to earn the University Honors distinction. Consult with the Honors College advisor and director to learn how internship credits can be counted in fulfillment of Honors College requirements.

Honors College Internship Course

Honors Internship (Honors 496) is an academic internship course available to members of the Honors College. This course requires written assignments in addition to the work performed in a professional workplace. Internships are individually arranged with the sponsoring organization. A Learning Agreement will be established in the first week of the semester that states the contractual responsibilities of the student, the workplace supervisor and the faculty internship coordinator. Variable credit, 0-6 credits. For further information, see the Honors Internship Course Documents.

UMKC Intern Academy

The UMKC Intern Academy, a part of the Career Development Institute, is your chance to learn all the tips and tricks for finding, getting and keeping an internship. Over the course of five weeks, you’ll learn the value of internships, receive personalized assistance with your application materials and interviewing skills, and prepare for a professional workplace environment. Students who attend all sessions will be invited to an exclusive networking event to begin making connections in the Kansas City community.

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