Experiential Learning

Connecting Classrooms to Careers

Learning in the real world.  
Theoretical knowledge is only half of your education at UNK. The other half is applying what you learn to the real world and learning from experience. Internships are among the many powerful ways in which a UNK education extends classroom learning into real-world experiences in the workplace. In fact, most UNK students list at least one internship experience on their résumé by the time they graduate.

Where do UNK students find internships?
Business students intern at some of the best companies in the state and nation; education majors intern at schools across Nebraska; social work students intern at area hospitals and counseling centers; criminal justice students intern with law enforcement, corrections agencies, and law firms; advertising majors intern at leading agencies in Omaha, Chicago, and other places small and large… the list is nearly endless.

How do they find these internships?
Many programs at UNK list internships as a requirement and have the connections, internship coordinators and other resources to help you find an internship. The Office of Career Services also provides experienced counselors who may be able to help you plan your internship. While the summer of your junior year is the best time to gain work experience as an intern, we encourage you to visit the Office of Career Services as early as your freshman year so that you get a head start on internship and career planning. 

For more information, schedule a campus visit.