Internship Coordinator:
Mike Maslyn
(248) 370-3063
maslyn@oakland.edu

HRD Internships

HRD Internships

Students enrolled as undergraduates in the HRD program must complete an internship to graduate. Below is a checklist with links to related documents and forms that you should follow when planning your internship.

  1. Complete the required prerequisites for HRD 499-Internship in HRD (see applications).

  2. Download and print the Internship Application.

  3. Complete and submit the application to 430A Pawley Hall by the appropriate deadline.
    SITE MAY BE SELECTED BEFORE OR AFTER THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED; HOWEVER, THE APPLICATION MUST RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE!
    • June 15 for fall semester 
    • October 15 for winter semester 
    • February 15 for summer semester

  4. You will be notified, if you are approved for internship, by mail.

  5. Visit the Site Information Book in 430A Pawley Hall. Search for possible work sites (in the pre-approved site directory).

  6. Write or polish your resume. Tailor it to the internship description.

  7. Begin contacting employers. Suggestions for approaching the sites:
    • Obtain site name, address, and contact person from site directories.
    • Send your targeted resume and cover letter to a minimum of 3 sites.
    • Follow-up with a courteous phone call about a week later.
    • Schedule an interview during the call.
    • After interview (within 24 hours) send a brief thank you note.

  8. Once you have decided to work with a specific internship employer, a confirmation letter is to be sent (by the employer) to the Internship Office, 430A Pawley Hall. A copy is also sent to you.

  9. Attend the Pre-Planning Seminar that will be held 4 to 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester of your internship (date is included on the approval form that is sent to you).