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Internships

The UMSI Internship Program is an integral part of the School of Information's professional master's programs. The program integrates the application of knowledge and skills to specific problems outside the classroom and enables you to combine what you have learned in the classroom with what you observe and experience in the "real world." Some graduates end up with job offers from the organizations where they interned!

To see the outcomes from the many internships our students participate in each year, we invite you to browse our internship outcomes page.

MSI students must earn at least six, but no more than nine, credits from approved internship(s) in order to graduate. Typically, students fulfill this requirement during the summer between the first and second years of the program, but there is flexibility to earn credit during fall or winter of their second year. Credits earned from internships are counted as part of the required academic credits for the MSI.

A key resource for finding internships is iTrack, UMSI's online recruiting system. You can search for internships by industry area, preferred job function, keywords or geographic location (students engage in internships around the world). Our Career Development Office educates students on conducting a successful internship search.

To be approved for UMSI Internship Program credit, internships should have these benefits:

  • Relates to what is taught and researched at UMSI and connects to the student’s coursework and future career goals
  • Provides hands-on professional work that helps the student develop new learning, skills and abilities
  • Has a professional supervisor with three or more years of experience who provides mentoring for a successful experience