Internship & Career Planning

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Whether you’re still exploring your career options, know the job you plan to pursue after graduation, are trying to advance your career, or pursue graduate school, the Internship & Career Planning team is here to support you. From your first day through graduation and beyond, you have access to our wealth of internship and job search tools, services and resources.

Internship & Career Planning

  • Mondays: 9am-3pm
  • Tuesdays: 10am-3pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am-1pm
  • Thursdays: 10am-5pm
  • Fridays: 12:30pm-3pm


Internships

Bring your classroom learning to life & gain the real-world experience employers seek

  • An internship is a great way to gain practical experience that can affirm your career aspirations or help you discover new options.
  • Internships provide an opportunity to begin building a network of professional contacts that can be extremely beneficial as you start your career.
  • Internships provide the entry level experience that many employers seek.
  • Students who participate in internships often get hired sooner and report higher starting salaries.
  • Students who have internship experience generally find job hunting less stressful because of the professional knowledge they’ve gained and contacts they've made.

With a growing list of partner businesses locally and beyond, your internship possibilities are endless. Fellow Wildcats have interned at high-profile organizations like Fidelity, WMUR, Dyn, Easter Seals, Make-A-Wish, Elliot Hospital, SilverTech, Disney and more.

You can start an internship at any time in your academic career. Internships for academic credit are based on a semester schedule with opportunities available in the fall, spring and summer. To receive credit, you will work with a faculty member in your field of study to complete the Internship Agreement for Students and the Internship Expectations Agreement. Return both completed forms to Internship & Career Planning before beginning your internship hours. 

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology students: UNH Manchester has partnered with Elliot Hospital to offer a robust job shadow at the Elliot Laboratory. Faculty members will select two students each spring and fall semester to participate in the shadow, which gives students hands-on experience in each section of the medical lab. READ ABOUT ONE STUDENT'S EXPERIENCE AT THE ELLIOT

If you have any questions, Internship & Career Planning is happy to help!

Check out current internship postings on Wildcat Careers.

To apply for an internship, employers typically request that you submit a resume and cover letter that expresses your interest in the position. The Internship & Career Planning team offers guidance for you internship search, including resume and cover letter writing, as well as techniques for a successful interviewing. 

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You should also connect with faculty in your academic program, as they may have recommendations for other opportunities. 


Resources

services & support for your career planning journey

The Internship & Career Planning office offers opportunities to explore and prepare for your career through:

  • Career assessments
  • Informational interviews with employers and alumni
  • Networking events
  • Mock job interviews
  • Resume and cover letter guidance
  • Industry tours
  • Internship and job fairs
  • LinkedIn profiles and alumni connections

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