Record Your Internship in Handshake

You must speak with your faculty internship advisor and agree on your objectives for the internship before recording the internship experience in Handshake.

If you have any questions concerning internship requirements or qualifications for your academic major, please contact your faculty internship advisor.

Instructions for entering your internship experience in Handshake.

Looking for the Student Learning Plan? It's no longer in paper forms. Now internship experiences will be entered into Handshake.

  1. Log into your Handshake account.
  2. On the top navigation of your Handshake desktop, select Career Center and then Experiences
  3. On the Experiences page, select Request an Experience. Note: This new system replaces the former paper version of the Student Learning Plan.
  4. Complete all of the sections of the form. Note: Some fields will have a drop-down list, while others will have a text field for you to fill in the information. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

    1. Details (experience type and term).

    2. Employer (name, location, industry, phone number, and email address)

    3. Job (name, department, date, type, employment type, salary, offer date, offer accepted)

    4. Approvers (employer internship supervisor)

    5. General

      1. This section asks for information about your Student Learning Plan. Please see your Faculty Internship Advisor if you have questions about the Student Learning Plan.

      2. In this General section, each time you select Next Page, you will be asked to provide information on your academic objectives, career-related objectives, personal objectives, and full-time student status.

      3. If you will not be enrolled as a full-time student during the semester of your internship, then the next page will give you information on the GEN 099 Request.

  5. Select the Request Experience button once you have all of the sections completed.

After you select Request Experience, Handshake will send the information to the employer for approval and then to the professor/department head for approval. Once approvals have been completed, Handshake will send you a message that the internship experience is approved.