Rice students have access to a variety of internship opportunities from which to explore. Beyond Handshake and on-campus (and virtual) recruiting events, there are multiple internship focused programs on campus. Search academic departments for internship and practicum courses for credit.
For students seeking additional structure and reflection surrounding an internship (and credit), see the CCD course below. Note: students can get paid and receive credit.
- UNIV 295: EXPLORING CAREERS THROUGH AN INTERNSHIP
(1 Credit Course during Summer, Fall and Spring semesters)
This course is designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students to gain experience in a work place setting (including virtually) while earning course credit. The purpose is to supplement classroom learning, providing an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and further develop professional skills. Students enrolled in the course will meet individually with a CCD team member and complete reflective assignments in Canvas to process their internship experience and discuss factors that affect career decision-making and satisfaction. The coursework will include completion of an action plan to prepare students to articulate their skills and experience to potential employers and graduate schools.
Please note the following:
- To enroll in the course, students will arrange the internship and receive approval from the course instructor(s) through the undergraduate special registration form available through the Office of the Registrar.
- UNIV 295 is open to undergraduate students in all areas of study; however, students may wish to first check with their department regarding available internship for credit courses.
- The course is repeatable once for credit if a different internship is secured.