Hear from some of our students who are currently particpating in summer internships.

Interested in learning more about student internships? Head over to the EXPERIENCE: Internships and Jobs page for more information.  

Summer 2017 internship stories

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Kati Cooke - Class of 2018
Corporate finance intern at Intel Corporation

"Thanks to my resources at UP, including my accounting professors and the Career Center, I was able to secure my dream internship. "

Learn more about Kati Cooke

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Molly McSweyn - Class of 2018
Junior fellow and communication intern at The Democracy Collaborative in Washington, D.C.

"Internships allow for students to learn what different companies and organizations are like, what job descriptions and responsibilities mean, and what kind of people you want to work with."

Learn more about Molly McSweyn

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Julia Kimoto - Class of 2020
Summer intern at Austin Tsutsumi and Associates

"I believe internships are important for undergraduate students because it provides the opportunity to work in a professional setting and build relationships with people already in your field of study."

Learn more about Julia Kimoto

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Michelle McLaren - Class of 2017
Summer worker at NIKE

"I applied for this NIKE internship because I wanted an opportunity to hone my professional communication skills as well as my technical skills with different software. "

Learn more about Michelle McLaren

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Eli Waxman - Class of 2020
Research assistant for University of Portland Biology department

"There’s something special about being in a “real life” lab scenario for the first time, especially as a student."

Learn more about Eli Waxman

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April-Joy McCann - Class of 2018
Electrical Systems Engineer intern at Gulfstream Aerospace Company

"Through my internship, I am able to have a peek into what it would be like to work in a fast paced environment."

Learn more about April-Joy McCann


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