Looking For an Internship Position
The internship experience must be related to your field of study and will have to be approved by Professional Practice Faculty Coordinator. A good place to start looking for internships is on Hire-A-Redbird, Illinois State’s Career Center website dedicated to posting job and internship opportunities from companies to its students. There is also an internship fair through ISU’s Career Center each fall and spring. Information on the Internship Fair and other events can be viewed on this site.
After you Secure an Internship Position
After you secure an internship position, you can follow the instructions below in order to receive graduate level credit for your internship experience.
- Undergraduate students should register for: MAT 298 – Professional Practice (3 hrs)
- Graduate students should register for: MAT 498 – Professional Practice (3 hrs)
- International students with a student F-1 visa can only do this by meeting the conditions for approval of F-1 Curricular Practical Training, and must consult this with the Office of International Studies and Programs.
However, you will not be allowed to register in it until your internship class is approved by your Professional Practice Faculty Coordinator. You must discuss with your advisor about who your Professional Practice Faculty Coordinator will be.
Setting up your Internship Record in Hire-A-Redbird
In order for your internship class to be approved, you must follow the following procedure:
- Go to http://careercenter.illinoisstate.edu.
- Click on Hire-A-Redbird tab on the upper left hand side of the screen.
- Click on Student login.
- Access your account through ISU’s Central login.
- Decide if you want to agree to the Terms and Conditions of this website.
- For first –time users: From your Homepage, click on the graduation hat icon in the left hand toolbar towards the middle of your page and “My Account” will appear. Complete your Personal and Academic information.
- To add an internship record, go to “My Account” again– Internships.
- Click on “Add New”.
- Fill out all internship information.
- Click “Submit.”
- The internship record will be “Pending” until it completes the system verification process. Upon completion, the record will be shown as “Approved.”
- You may review and edit internship records any time.
- It is on this website where you will track your hours during your internship experience.
You can find additional information for setting up your Internship Record in Hire-A-Redbird with this document.
Additional Locations to Search for an Internship
- Career Center at ISU
- Search any local businesses for opportunities!
- JOBTRAK National Internship Database
This online resource is searchable by type of work, geographic location, company name, or date.
- Internship Listings and Databases Nationwide listings and databases for internships and summer employment can be accessed from this site put up by the U. of Kansas. It’s the entrance to a gold mine of listings!
Go to Internship Links posted by the American Mathematical Society.
- Wolfram Research Go to Wolfram Research.
Student Intern Program with Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica, in Champaign, Illinois
- S.C. International, Ltd. Go to S.C. International, Ltd.
S.C. International, Ltd., of Downers Grove, Illinois is a search firm that places actuarial and math students in a wide variety of firms, including insurance companies, consulting firms, and corporations. There are possibilities for summer internship placement. For information contact Scott Rollins at (800) 543-2553. Or fax your resume to (630) 963-3170.
- INROADS / Chicago Internships The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and to prepare them for corporate and community leadership. The national organization was founded in Chicago in 1970, and their headquarters is currently in St. Louis. INROADS / Chicago recruits talented high school seniors, and college freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing careers in business, engineering, and the applied sciences. Students compete for career-related summer internships with participating corporations. Students learn about the business environment through exposure as interns and through the extensive development provided by the INROADS experience. For further information call (312) 663-9892.