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Internship Description Refresh

You’ve posted your internship onto, and you start waiting for the applications to roll in. However, after a few weeks you’ve yet to get a response. What could be going on?

If you find yourself in this predicament, the first place you should check is your internship’s description. Poorly written and vague descriptions leave students unclear of what your internship has to offer. Your internship’s description needs to clearly state what it entails and what type of student you are looking for. It should attract students to work for your company and leave them eager to apply.

Promote your organization

The description section of your internship is the perfect place to include details about your organization. Share some information about what your company does, where it’s located, any awards it may have received, etc. Really sell your organization to potential applicants.

In this section, you can also include information …

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Employers: Creating an Internship Description

Entry by Pat Patterson

Now that career fairs are approaching, it is important to have clear, detailed descriptions of the internship opportunities that you have to offer. Your internship description should include a brief overview of your organization, the intern responsibilities/duties, desired candidate skills, and any additional logistical details.

The following is an example of an internship description:

Marketing/Communications Intern*
Indiana INTERNnet is a business-education partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana higher education institutions and high schools, and Indiana-based employers to promote the quality and quantity of internship opportunities statewide.  Indiana INTERNnet serves as the state’s online matching system connecting students and employers for internship opportunities.   For more information about Indiana INTERNnet, visit

Indiana INTERNnet is currently offering one paid internship opportunity to assist current staff members with internship activities.

Intern Responsibilities:
• Follow up with employers who have posted internships in the past to collect internship metrics and …

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