Sample Intern Job Descriptions

What is an internship?
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. As an employer, you have the opportunity to guide, train and evaluate talent. Students gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

What should I consider in writing an intern job description?
After considering broader organizational goals and policies for an internship program, consider:
  • What will the intern do? Will this be project-specific work or do we want to give the intern a taste of everything our business does?
  • What qualification will you seek?
  • Who will be the intern's primary supervisor?
  • When will the internship take place - January Term? Spring Semester? Fall Semester?
  • What will be their daily responsibilities?
  • What will be the learning objectives?
  • How will you evaluate their performance?
  • What will you provide for their orientation?

Sample Internship Descriptions
These sample internship descriptions are meant to provide you with ideas for the internship description for your business.