All College of Liberal Arts students are encouraged to complete at least one internship during their time at Auburn. Students gain invaluable professional experience through local, regional, national and international internships.  Employers favor applicants who have practical experience outside of the classroom. There are many internship opportunities for College of Liberal Arts students and, in fact, some programs require their students to complete an internship before graduating.  Contact your department, school or program for more information.

The Auburn University Career Center can provide additional information about career opportunities, including internships. Visit the Auburn University Career Center for more information.

5 CLA Career Communities, focusing on:

  1. Government, Public Policy and International Affairs
  2. Health Administration
  3. Non-profit and Social Services
  4. Visual, Written, and Performing Arts
  5. Journalism, Public Relations, and Media

Through these communities, students will be able to cultivate professional skills and workplace readiness with guidance from industry experts, alumni, and employers in their chosen fields of interest. Students will sign up to the community of their choice, and will receive weekly emails from Handshake about job postings, events and opportunities in the category chosen. Be sure to login to Handshake and update your profile with an updated resume before setting to public for employers to view. The AU Career Center is happy to review your resumes before posting-

Auburn on the Hill

Auburn University also offers Auburn on the Hill, a program which connects students with prestigious congressional internships in Washington, DC. 

Auburn Intern Housing Initiative

The College of Liberal Arts offers a new internship housing initiative in Washington, DC for students interning in the area. With housing costs in DC approaching $4,000, summer internships both paid and unpaid are often unavailable to otherwise highly qualified but financially challenged students.  Students may apply to live with host families in the D.C. area during the 4-10 week summer term.  For more details, download the summer housing initiative flyer or contact Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, associate dean for educational affairs, at or 334-844-5151. 

Last Updated: September 27, 2017