Offer an Internship

The Denison Internship Program offers our students a structured learning experience as they explore career fields and apply their broadening intellectual skills to workplace environments. Each year, the program promotes and engages hundreds of internship opportunities around the globe. Internships take form in a number of ways, but the most successful benefit from a three-tiered partnership between students, supervisors, and the Career Exploration and Development staff.

Spotlight on Internships

A Wise Investment of Time
Mark Sanor '90 introduces interns to international private equity investment

One Summer, Two Internships
Jack Ogilvie ’14 explores his future with two alumni doctors

An International Approach to Intellectual Property
Denisonians extend a tradition at the International Trademark Association
Brand Loyalty
For Phil McIntyre '93, Denison interns are the only way to go
Going Global with Grape Juice
Molly Finn '13 spends three weeks with Bill Hewins '70 at Welch's International
The Business of Delivering Smiles
Lydia Strohmeyer '14 teams up with Mickey Guisewhite '82 to help pediatric cancer patients

How the Internship Program Works

Career Exploration and Development – CE&D – ( asks that alumni and employers interested in
promoting internships at Denison post their positions through Handshake. Once a student receives an offer letter/email, CE&D requires a copy of said letter along with the student’s completion of an internship registration form. All hires should be reported to the CE&D staff and formal evaluations are requested from both students and supervisors near the end of each work term.
Internships involving Denison students should be brought to the attention of Career Exploration and Development so that all students have the opportunity to earn transcript notation. Also, in order for CE&D to support our employer partners in a variety of ways, we must stay informed of our students’ experiences. While no numerical credit is typically assigned, CE&D links with the Registrar and official notation is awarded after satisfactory evaluations are obtained from internship supervisors.

Internship Criteria:

Career Exploration and Development promotes the following internship criteria as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers:
  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework. 
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.  
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Quick Notes:

  1. If you are interested in promoting a summer internship opportunity, please request to join.
  2. Students need to make travel/living arrangements when selected to intern, so we encourage our employer partners to offer prompt feedback regarding offers.
  3. Internships must offer a minimum of 100 working hours. We strongly encourage internships of greater lengths to provide maximum benefits to all parties.
  4. Please report concerning situations involving Denison students to or 740-587-6656 so that we can help resolve any issues that may arise.

All Employers Must Adhere to:

  1. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles of Professional Practice
  2. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations
  3. Recruitment and employment laws for the state of Ohio and the federal government
  4. Guidelines established by Career Exploration & Development and Denison University

We Look Forward to Working with You!

Should you have any questions regarding registering your internship or the Denison Internship Program in general, please contact
Office of Alumni Relations
Denison University, 100 West College St., Granville, Ohio 43023
877-336-8648, option 4