Experiential Learning
& Internships

We are here to help connect you with FAU talent! FAU Career Center Internship Specialists are available throughout the process, from internship development to execution, to post internship evaluation. We look forward to helping you create an internship program that complements and supports your organizational needs. Additionally, we can help you ensure that your program provides students with the opportunity to enhance their career skills as well as further enhance the technical acumen they are learning within the classroom. As you review the resources compiled here, please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have at intern@fau.edu or 561-297-3533. Go Owls!

How Can We Help?

The FAU Career Center has partnered with Handshake - a modern career development platform - to be your one-stop-shop for connecting with our talented students and alumni. In Handshake, you can post jobs and internships, register for career fairs and events and more. Click here to post your position.

In order for your internship opportunity to be posted, employers must agree to our Internship Agreement and abide by our Internship Posting Policy, as well as our other Recruitment Policies and Procedures.

Once you have found an intern, let us know by emailing intern@fau.edu.

Our Employer Internship Playbook is a great resource to help you build an internship program step by step. Subjects include, “Compensation Levels”, “Unpaid Internships – Are They Legal?”, “Orienting and Training the Intern”, and more!

If you are looking to create or further develop your internship program, we would love to meet with you to assist in this process. If you would like to set up a time to meet with us, please feel free to contact us at intern@fau.edu or 561-297-3533.

The Externship and Shadow Experiential Learning (ExSEL) Program offers students a “First Look” into an organization, to see what a day in the life of a career looks like. This valuable experience can be anywhere from half a day to 1 week.

Not only is this a benefit to students because of the valuable insight they will receive, but it can also benefit your organization in the following ways:

  • Meet and interact with the student talent at FAU
  • Bring awareness to your organization and its hiring needs
  • Establish a pipeline to fill part-time, full-time and internship positions
  • Become a potential mentor to students working toward their careers

The program takes place during FAU’s Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer semester. As a host organization, you will be responsible for providing students an opportunity to shadow and interact with your organization in a way that helps them in finding out if the career they have in mind is right for them. You will also choose how long the experience will be and how many students you would like to host.

If you would like to participate in the ExSEL Program, please complete the Job Shadow Interest Form and email it to intern@fau.edu.

If you have an FAU student currently interning with you, please let us know by emailing intern@fau.edu. We can reach out to your student with important information about receiving credit for their internship.

If you've had FAU interns recently, we would love to know as well. Please report these hires to us.

FAU students have the opportunity to receive credit for their internships through the FAU Career Center's Professional Internship Course. We encourage you to share this information with your FAU interns and let us know who they are so that we can discuss their options in detail with them.

More Information about Professional Internship Course

Employer Internship Playbook

FAU Career Center Employer Internship Playbook



 Last Modified 11/17/22