SF State is committed to building partnerships with organizations that choose to host an internship experience at their job site with the intention of connecting academic content to career experience, learning specific career skill sets needed for their profession. All sites wanting to partner with SF State must abide by the U.S. Department of Labor's description of Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act.
At SF State, we are required to collect information about the positions you wish to offer our students for academic credit and we use the ULink system to collect this information.
Academic Internships are a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application, training, and skills development in a professional setting. Academic internships give students opportunities to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide, train and evaluate talent. Academic internships predominantly support career building, pre-professional internships.
If this is the first time your organization (do not have a current Learning Site Placement agreement and ULink account) will be hosting interns, please refer to below link:
Employers/sites can log into their ULink account to manage current and post new opportunities. Review to the following webpage:
If you are a department/program/division on campus and are wanting to host academic interns and do not currently have an ULink account, please please refer to below link:
Per Enterprise Risk Management, all SF State-affiliated on-campus programs/depts./divisions wishing to host academic interns will be provided an "On-Campus Learning Site Acknowledgment" to review.
If you are a student organization group at SF State, we recommend that you post your available opportunities on the SF State Activities & Events platform, specifically for on-campus student organizations and clubs.