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Posting an Internship

Whether you are considering posting a position, recruiting through the on-campus recruiting program, or participating in one of the Yale-coordinated internship programs, the Office of Career Strategy team is available to assist you in creating a recruiting strategy. Note that employers posting unpaid internship positions must refer to the U.S. Department of Labor Guidelines on unpaid internships to determine whether their programs meet the stated criteria.

Pin: Internships are defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as "a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent."

Yale students generally search for summer internships, however there may be some who look for term-time opportunities. The Spring semester ends in mid-May, and students return to campus generally in late August (unless they have prior commitments on campus, such as Athletics).  When posting an internship, it is important to be as detailed as possible.  The Office of Career Strategy has sample internship descriptions, and is happy to work with an employer on their internship opportunity.  It can often be helpful during an internship to develop and refer to a Learning Plan to ensure goals are met and add/edit outcomes as needed (see step three on our Internships page).