University Honors Program

University Honors Program


Engaging in an Internship as an Honors Experience?

University Honors students who wish to count an internship as an honors experience must submit an honors experiential learning project proposal. The proposal will outline your plans to ensure that the involvement will be substantial enough to meet honors experience guidelines and to ensure that you will receive honors experience credit for your work. Students need to take special care to indicate which thematic area the internship falls under and develop a well thought out proposal to support this. Students must submit a reflective essay upon completion of their work and document in their learning portfolio in order for it to be considered as an honors experience.

UHP students can receive honors grants for engaging in unpaid internships. To apply for a grant, submit the proposal for an honors experience. Include the following with your proposal:

  • In the budget section, indicate whether it is full-time or part-time. If it is part-time, indicate the number of hours per week.
  • In the budget section, include the dates during which you will be working at the internship.
  • Include a statement from the internship provider that indicates you've been accepted and that the work is unpaid.

Internship Opportunities at UC

Participating in an internship while attending the University of Cincinnati is one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences students can take advantage of during their undergraduate experience. As a national leader in experiential learning, UC offers students the opportunity to intern at hundreds of employers each year. These are sometime required as part of the student's program curriculum, completed for course credit, or are simply volunteered time for additional experience in the field. Internships provide students with an experience in the field that augments what is being taught in the classroom and helps move theory into practice right in our great city. Opportunity is bountiful for our students and below you will find several options that students may take part in.

This list does not include every possible opportunity, but it does provides a great starting point to begin your search for the "right fit". The Academic Internship Program, program or college specific office, and University Honors Program are all available to assist students find the experience that will best assist them in finding their dream position upon graduation.

Academic Internship Program

The Academic Internship Program at the University of Cincinnati is a university-wide initiative that offers any undergraduate student the opportunity to take part in an internship opportunity. Housed in the Division of Professional Practice (also home to UC's world-renowned Cooperative Education Program), the Academic Internship Program is credit and practice based and serves as another outlet for students in programs that may not be served by the cooperative education program at UC. AIP connects interested students and prospective employers by using an innovative curriculum and teaching method to create a partnership between students, participating employers, and the University. Click here to get started and learn more about the program!

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center offers students many resources in searching for and finding permanent placement upon graduation, but also assist current students in preparing for interviews for internships and other professional experiences. The CDC also offers an internship listserv that is sent out regularly with updates about positions that prospective employers have available. The CDC also runs career fairs and fests, on-campus recruiting, and workshops for resumes and cover letters, among many other services. Check out the internship site today!

Internship Opportunities Abroad

Interning abroad can be one of the most amazing and exhilarating experiences of your life. The University of Cincinnati International Programs Office can assist you with finding, planning, and completing an internship abroad. Programs last anywhere from a few weeks, to a semester or longer and many offer academic credit so students can continue working towards their degree. UC International has connections with several countries and programs to help you select the right experience. Of course, we always encourage our students to meet with their college academic advisor, UC International, and family and friends before making this decision. Additionally, grants and other funding sources are available through a University Honors Program grant or UC International grant.

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

    McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

    College of Criminal Justice, Education, and Human Services

    College-Conservatory of Music

    Carl H. Lindner College of Business

    Medical Campus Opportunities

    Community Opportunities


Contact your University Honors academic advisor or email


The Academic Internship Program has announced the creation of an International Internship Program with the first program being offered during summer semester 2013. The program is a ten week internship (possibly paid) in Singapore! The program includes placements with a company, housing, cultural and language lessons, among others and is available to students in any major.

The deadline to apply is November 1st, 2012. For information please check out the program website or read over the PDF below. For more information on applying contact Darnice R. Langford, associate director, Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation,, 513-556-0322.