Thank you for your interest in the College of Humanities! We are always looking for new business and organizations to create mutually beneficial student internship opportunities.
If your organization or company would like to create an internship program, the ‘Employer: Internship Readiness Questionnaire’ is a great place to start. The University of Utah also maintains an ‘Internship Approval Rubric.’ It is important for all employers to satisfy these requirements before anything can be posted on Handshake, which is the database both employers and students use to post and look for opportunities.
We want to make sure that all opportunities meet the clear definition of an internship, but we also want to show you the added value Humanities students can bring to your team.
The articles below provide substantial insight into why Humanities students can be a unique and valuable asset.
- Liberal arts degree are a major asset in the workplace
- That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket
- The Difference Humanities Makes In Business
- Why Critics are wrong about liberal arts degrees
- Why This Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors
The College of Humanities Internship Agreement also lays out realistic goals and expectations. We believe acquiring consensus from the start is paramount to a strong partnership. Please contact the Internship Coordinator, Ned Khatrichettri, to start the conversation.
Nearly all College of Humanities students indicated in a survey that they CANNOT afford to intern without pay. This is the financial reality of most Humanities students.
Why does this matter? It should matter If your organization or business values equity and access, and it is an important daily practice in your corporate culture.
Here are some reasons it is in your interest to pay your interns:
- Your applicant pool will be larger and more diverse (in all its form).
- You will less likely be displacing current, part or full-time, employees or prospective ones.
- You will be complying with all state AND federal laws; including legal issues for international students AND unpaid internships.
If you have any questions or concerns surrounding this topic, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Ned Khatrichettri.
The Internship Coordinator will not directly provide student cover letters and resumes to you for your internship or employment opportunities. The National Association of College and Employers provides rationale about why this is inappropriate and inconsistent with the established ethical professional practice.
We look forward to working with you!