Employer Services


Internship Program

What is the RMU Internship Program?

The RMU Internship Program provides an opportunity for organizations to work with students interested in gaining hands-on work experience related to their field of study.  Employers benefit from this program by training and mentoring new talent who assist in performing key organizational projects.

How are internships coordinated?

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in the Internship Program should contact the Office of Career Services.  Internship Coordinators refer students to internship opportunities based upon their majors and the specified qualifications for the position.  Employers are encouraged to contact and interview interested candidates and notify the Internship Coordinator of individual(s) selected for the internship. 

How long do internships last?

Students work part-time, typically 10-16 hours per week for 10 weeks. Each internship experience has specific start and end dates to ensure that the internship project is completed in a timely manner.


Are internships paid or unpaid?

Internships may be paid or unpaid work experiences depending upon the employer’s preference.


What is my role as an internship supervisor?

The Internship Supervisor plays an integral role in the education of a student.  The supervisor provides guidance and assistance for the intern throughout the internship project.  In addition, the supervisor is asked to complete a midpoint and final evaluation of the intern’s performance.


Do students earn credit for internships?

Students receive academic credit for participating in internship projects that are approved by the Dean of their school of study.  The internship is comparable to material covered through coursework, and the internship evaluation and required documentation are comparable to the final exam of a class.  Credit is awarded upon final review of the work performed and receipt of all required documentation.


Request an intern!

If you are interested in requesting an intern, please submit a job posting now.  You may also contact Career Services by phone at 312-935-4545 or via email at careerservices@robertmorris.edu.

 

 

 

 

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.