INTERNSHIPS

WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?

An internship is a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest. Internships are facilitated by an employer, often in collaboration with a higher education institution. Internships allow students to build relevant experience necessary to be prepared for their career, and, help to grow the span of desirable and qualified job candidates. College internships draw talent to the Greater Louisville region from top universities. As an employer, offering your employees the opportunity to manage interns will prepare them for leadership roles in the future.

Employers interested in creating internship programs within their organization can download our Employer Guide to Work-Based Learning or contact Tosha Ridenour, GLI Manager of Talent Outreach & Engagement at tridenour@greaterlouisville.com.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS BY INDUSTRY:

Start your career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates, recent veterans, and those with advanced degrees. Careers in agriculture are diverse, rewarding, and in demand. USDA offers employment opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business, and other fields. Learn more here.
Ford: The Ford Summer Internship Program provides students with hands-on, career-specific experience through 10 to 12 weeks of full-time work during summer break. Summer interns generally will have completed their junior year of an undergraduate program, or one academic year of a master’s program and expect to graduate the following year. Learn more here. 


Boeing: As a Boeing intern you will grow your skill set, create lasting networks and contribute your ideas to real-world projects that shape aerospace innovation. Our interns work on advanced technologies that shape our world and beyond. Join us, and do work that matters! Learn more here. 

J.P. Morgan offers a wide range of programs across their entire business. Internships are available in categories including (subject to availability): Corporate Analyst, Market Development, Finance, Corporate Banking, AI & Data Science, Risk Management, and more! Learn about opportunities here. 

 

New Balance offers a variety of programs to help you and your career go even further! Our interns work on projects that matter – and your team will rely on your skills and insights to help deliver those projects to market. You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way. Join New Balance today, and help us shape the business of tomorrow. Learn about opportunities here. 

 

Target: Join #TeamTarget during for one of our full-time internships, most spanning 8-10 weeks from June to August. Applications open the preceding fall for each summer internship and stay open until programs are at capacity. Whether you’re just embarking on your career path or starting a whole new chapter, our belief stays the same: work somewhere where you can care, grow and win together as a team. Check out the internships and entry-level programs at Target, including (subject to availability): Software Engineering, Operations, Management, Financial Analyst, Marketing, and more!

Software Engineering Internship with Target: Join #TeamTarget during for one of our full-time internships, most spanning 8-10 weeks from June to August. Applications open the preceding fall for each summer internship and stay open until programs are at capacity. Whether you’re just embarking on your career path or starting a whole new chapter, our belief stays the same: work somewhere where you can care, grow and win together as a team. Check out the internships and entry-level programs at Target, including (subject to availability): Software Engineering, Operations, Management, Financial Analyst, Marketing, and more!

J.P. Morgan offers a wide range of programs across their entire business. Internships are available in categories including (subject to availability): Corporate Analyst, Market Development, Finance, Corporate Banking, AI & Data Science, Risk Management, and more! Learn about opportunities here. 

 

Target: Join #TeamTarget during for one of our full-time internships, most spanning 8-10 weeks from June to August. Applications open the preceding fall for each summer internship and stay open until programs are at capacity. Whether you’re just embarking on your career path or starting a whole new chapter, our belief stays the same: work somewhere where you can care, grow and win together as a team. Check out the internships and entry-level programs at Target, including (subject to availability): Software Engineering, Operations, Management, Financial Analyst, Marketing, and more!

FBI: As the nation’s top law enforcement organization, we offer valuable work experience for students at various education levels. With a variety of programs, internships, and entry-level career options, we seek post-secondary students and recent graduates who will bring their knowledge and skills to our diverse workforce. See available programs here.  


Homeland Security: The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of prestigious scholarships, fellowships, internships and training opportunities to expose talented students to the broad national security mission. Learn more about their programs here.  


U.S. Department of State: How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service. You’ll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation. Learn more about these opportunities here.  


U.S. Department of Justice: Federal agencies and departments offer unpaid training opportunities to students in high school and college. These opportunities provide work experience related to your academic program. The program allows you to explore career options as well as develop your personal and professional skills. As a student volunteer, you will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the missions and responsibilities of various Federal agencies and departments. Learn more about these opportunities here. 

AT&T has a variety of Internships and Full-time programs available to take you where you want to go. Programs include accounting, corporate development, cybersecurity, finance, labs/research, information technology, marketing, sales, and supply chain management. Learn more here. 

 

J.P. Morgan offers a wide range of programs across their entire business. Internships are available in categories including (subject to availability): Corporate Analyst, Market Development, Finance, Corporate Banking, AI & Data Science, Risk Management, and more! Learn about opportunities here. 

do502 frequently hires interns and contributors interested in media, public relations, community involvement. Each Do502 internship starts their day the same way. With a focus on the website, newsletter, app, and socials, we have a lot of eyes hitting a variety of content and need your help keeping it fresh, engaging, and accurate. Do502’s interns will be responsible for, or involved in, many aspects of the website and operational process. This internship role will require an ambitious candidate with keen attention to detail. The candidate should be able to think creatively about content opportunities, social media strategy, audience, and consumer behavior, while also hitting shows and events around town. Interns have the opportunity to network and make a variety of exciting and useful contacts at Do502. Creativity, new ideas, and opinions are always welcome. Learn more here. 

American Red Cross: The Red Cross offers both paid and unpaid internship experiences. If you’re a mission-focused, actively enrolled undergrad or graduate student seeking meaningful work experience, we invite you to apply for internship opportunities. Internships allow you to explore and enrich your future career prospects. American Red Cross interns are involved in projects critical to the day-to-day work of our organization, gaining an insider’s perspective on our humanitarian mission. Learn more here.

 

Center for Disease Control (CDC): The CDC offers a variety of hands-on, short-term internship programs for undergraduate students still in school, and all offer a unique experience in one of many public health fields. These opportunities were created to prepare a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better-trained public health workforce. During their internships/fellowships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies. Learn more here.



Jefferson County Internship Consortium (JCIC) is a full-time psychology doctoral internship that offers doctoral interns a unique blend of experiences and trainings to support preparing future psychologists for public health sector. Our consortium consists of several agencies including Seven Counties Services (Community Mental Health Center), Bellewood & Brooklawn (Adolescent Residential Facility), Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center, and Central State Hospital (Adult State Hospital). The JCIC internship is a generalist program designed to prepare interns for licensed professional practice, with the particular focus on public-sector mental health services and collaborative consultation with other health service providers and community agencies. Learn more here. 

 

Click here to see a list of Internships and Volunteer Opportunities for High School and Pre-Nursing Students from NurseJournal.org.

The University of Louisville offers internships in sports administration in all capacities! From the NBA, to the NCAA, our network is strong. More than 400 employers of UofL SPAD graduates across the world, and dozens of local Louisville industry professionals, find current students and help them catapult their careers with impactful internship experience. Both paid and unpaid internships are available, and approximately 50 students work in an internship for academic credit each semester. In addition, dozens more students are volunteering in a variety of sport industry positions in and around Louisville. The internship for academic credit is a culminating experience for our students and our industry partners know and expect our students to make valuable contributions to the field while gaining critical industry experience. Learn more here. 

VOTED #10 AMONG BEST CITIES FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADUATES (2021)

-SmartAsset

InternProgram_Logo_white-01

Professional Development Program for College Students

 

In 2021, GLI launched Finding You in Lou, a free professional and leadership development program geared towards current college students who are enrolled in the region. Our goal is to provide you with information and access to community leaders and stakeholders along with networking opportunities to grow your professional connections in the Greater Louisville region.
 
This free, four-week, cohort-based program will connect you with experts from leading professional organizations in our region, including the American Advertising Federation of Louisville, Leadership Louisville, Greater Louisville Inc, and the Young Professional Association of Louisville. In addition to leadership and professional development sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to connect to the community. You’ll be joined by GLI staff, Live in Lou City Champs, influential community members, and fellow college students for a social hour. These events create connections so you can meet the people who will help you grow and stay connected in Louisville.

 

Universities, employers, or college students interested in this program can contact Tosha Ridenour, program manager, below:

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

This four-week, cohort-based program has four main pillars:

 
 

EVENT SCHEDULE

2022 Schedule (will be updated for 2023):

 
week 1

Leadership Skills Early in Your Career

You’ll hear from Aimee Jewell, Engagement Manager with the Leadership Louisville Center, on how to maximize your skills in leadership early in your career! She’ll talk about how to show up authentically and build your own personal brand while working to tackle your goals for the future. You’ll walk away inspired and equipped to take your career to the next level!

week 2

Personal Branding

Ad 2, the young professional division of the American Advertising Federation-Louisville, will introduce the concept of Personal Branding and why it is so important – even if you are not in the marketing & advertising industry. Our branding and public relations professionals will share best practices on creating your brand and
leveraging it with potential employers, colleagues, or clients.

week 3

Equitable Inclusion

Overcoming implicit bias with proactive, equitable inclusion in the workplace. Many well-intentioned people who care about justice, inclusion & equality can unconsciously cause harm to marginalized groups through biased actions, assumptions & behaviors. We all have biases, but implicit biases are often the most insidious because of how they quietly impact everyday decisions & reinforce systemic oppression. While implicit biases can be hard to eliminate, they are not hard to interrupt. In this interactive session, participants will learn how implicit biases show up, develop & impact their daily lives.

week 4

Networking 101

In today’s world, finding a job sometimes requires you to know the right people in the right places. The key to getting that job or advancing your career is networking. Speakers from YPAL will teach you tips and tricks to make networking not as intimidating, so you can work to expand your network and your career options. 

Whatever you want to do, you can do it here.

Thank You to Our Program Partners!

 AAF-Louisville, (affectionately known in our community as  “The AdFed”), strives to grow and enhance Greater Louisville’s network of all marketing communications professionals; offering member-centric educational programs, industry connectivity and professional growth resources. We support local, regional and national advocacy efforts to protect and promote the well-being of Advertising. 

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. The mission of YPAL is to connect, engage and develop metro Louisville’s young professionals through community, professional and social opportunities.

The Leadership Louisville Center is a nationally-recognized resource for individuals and organizations who strive to go beyond being individually successful to being truly significant. We are the Louisville, Kentucky region’s hub for talent development, relationship building, and community engagement.

Greater Louisville Inc. values the differences and backgrounds of all people, and we know that our future is brighter when everyone is included. The GLI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strives for accelerating economic growth,  job creation and business competitiveness in the Greater Louisville area. We are committed to actively ensuring the growth of diversity, equity and inclusion in those pursuits.