Internships & Jobs

General Information

As you begin to search for internships and jobs, it's important to assess your interests and learn about various occupations through websites like O*NET, CareerOneStop's Toolkit, CollegeGrad, and Vault Reports. After you've researched opportunities that appeal to you, take a look at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and Focus 2 which you access through the Mills Resource Portal to understand current employment and industry trends. Learning about the general salary of an employee in your field is also helpful.

To find employment opportunities for Mills students, visit Handshake.


Networking is becoming increasingly important in the employment search. Being in contact with others in your field may assist you in getting internship and job referrals. Attend our networking events and alumnae panels to develop powerful mentoring and professional connections with Mills graduates.


Interviewing is a skill; the more you practice, the better you will do. Start preparing by reviewing Typical Interview Questions (PDF) and following the Ten Interview Etiquette Tips (PDF). Remember to follow up with your interviewer with a post interview thank-you letter.

Academic Credit for Internships

Juniors and seniors are eligible to receive academic credit for internships. If interested in receiving credit, follow these guidelines (PDF) and fill out the Internship Learning Contract and the Petition for Academic Internship Credit form (PDF). Schedule an appointment on Handshake to have your documents signed at least a week before the submission deadline. Turn in the documents, along with the Registration/Add/Drop form.

If your internship is with a community-based organization, it can also be used to fulfill the Community Engagement core curriculum requirement. See guidelines for details.

Deadlines for academic credit internships and community engaged learning credit is the same date as the semester's add deadline (except for the summer term).