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EDGE Internship Program

A carefully supervised, paid, on-campus learning experience where students have purposeful professional objectives and learning outcomes to aid in career development. The program provides a hands-on method for students to validate the choice of major and career field while obtaining real-world experience.

  • Students are coached and mentored by faculty and staff members to learn the successful behaviors and skills necessary in the workplace today.
  • These paid, on-campus internships provide valuable experience for students starting on their professional journey.

Program Overview

The EDGE Internship Program provides so much more than a job opportunity. These on-campus internships provide valuable experience for students just starting out on their professional journey.

Program Components

  • EDGE Internships available fall, spring and summer terms
  • 1 EDGE Internship per term per student
  • Elevated learning experience not to exceed more than 25% clerical work

Internship Structure

  • Paid by the hiring department at varied rates
  • Fall and Spring Terms: 10-hour commitment per week; not to exceed 29 hours for all on-campus employment. 12 weeks maximum per term.
  • Summer Term: 10-hour commitment per week; not to exceed 40 hours for all on-campus employment. 14 weeks maximum.

Qualifications

  • Any current undergraduate student. Graduate and Professional Degrees not eligible.
  • No minimum GPA requirement (must be in good standing with the University)
  • Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Performance Reviews

  • Based on the EDGE Internship Learning Outcomes
  • Interns are evaluated at the end of each term by their supervisor
  • Interns provide feedback about their experience when leaving the EDGE Internship Program

Program Timeline

Application Prep

  • Search Handshake for opportunities
  • Upload resume and cover letter to Handshake for approval
  • Submit application through Handshake

Interview

  • Recommended mock interview and/or interview preparation appointment with a Career Counselor
  • Interview with the employer

Offer

  • If selected, the supervisor will reach out to extend an offer for the position
  • Complete onboarding paperwork
  • If not selected for that opportunity, you will receive an email informing you of the decision
  • Continue to apply for additional internships; meet with a Career Counselor for more resources and internship tips

Performance Review

  • Employer performance review
  • EDGE Intern end of term review and end of program review (upon completion of 3 terms)

Learning Outcomes

The EDGE Internship Program is designed as a learning opportunity for students. “On the job” performance and specific learning outcomes are assessed at the end of the each semester to ensure student growth and learning during every internship experience.

  • Express oral and written ideas clearly and effectively
  • Accept and utilize constructive feedback in a positive manner
  • Ask meaningful and thoughtful questions as appropriate
  • Present themselves in a positive and approachable manner
  • Assist in supporting departmental initiatives
  • Be flexible to re-prioritize according to team needs
  • Develop positive working relationships to foster collaboration in a team environment
  • Take accountability for personal performance and team outcomes
  • Dress and act appropriately across professional situations
  • Report to work reliably; proactively notify management of schedule changes
  • Exercise ethical decision making and maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Understand and adhere to departmental and University policies and procedures
  • Manage time and resources to produce professional level work
  • Identify critical activities and tasks, prioritizing as necessary
  • Utilize time appropriately; prevent non-work-related distractions from interfering with work
  • Apply organizational tools to manage workload (calendar, Excel, lists, etc.)
  • Operate available technology and systems to efficiently and effectively perform tasks
  • Employ the use of logic, critical analysis, past experiences, and knowledge to solve problems
  • Understand related industry terminology and common practices
  • Take initiative towards personal and professional growth; utilize professional opportunities

Internships

The EDGE Internship Program provides many opportunities for a wide variety of student interests. These are competitive openings which require students to apply, interview and be selected by the position supervisor before beginning their internship.

Participating Departments & Internships

Business Office / Operations
Research Intern

Office of the Provost
Finance Intern

Office of the Registrar
Registrar/Records Intern

Global Engagement Office
Assessment Intern

Marketing & Communications
Marketing Intern

Business Service Center
Shared Services/Finance Division

Business Service Center Intern

Enrollment Management
Marketing Intern

College of Nursing
Leadership Scholar Intern

School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
Office of Academic & Student Affairs

Special Projects Intern

Center for Public Health & Ethics
Marketing Intern

Office of Equity & Inclusion
Research Intern

CURAS
Research Intern

CAS Honors Program
Research Intern

Schlegel Center for Service & Justice
Social Ministry Intern

Fine & Performing Arts Department
CU@theArts Program Intern
Theater Arts Intern

Finance Division
Undergraduate Colleges Finance Support

Financial Modeling/Data Analyst Intern

One Stop/Business Office
Student Account Rep Intern

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean’s Office

Events Intern

Educational Opportunity Programs
Marketing Intern

Human Resources
Human Resources Intern

Division of Student Life – Creative Suite
Design Intern

Office of Alumni Relations
Social Media and Events Intern

John P. Fahey Career Center
HR Operations Intern

Office of Interprofessional Scholarship,
Service and Education (OISSE)

Research Intern

School of Law
Communications and Marketing Intern

Education/MAGIS Catholic Teacher Corps
Catholic School Initiatives Intern

Department of Cultural & Social Studies
Research Intern

Athletics
Athletic Development Intern

 

Card & Mail Services
Financial Analysis Intern
Marketing & Communications Intern

Violence Intervention And Prevention (VIP) Center
Violence Prevention Leadership Team Intern

 
I believe the internship program has provided and continues to provide valuable real life work experience and insight focusing on the actual business functions of the University. Our department has benefited as well. This mentoring and training that has taken place has allowed us to review processes and procedures with a fresh and new perspective.
— Jeff Klein, Business Service Center Manager
This internship has turned into so much more than a mere on-campus job. On top of getting experience from different projects, I have also gained a great mentor. He has also given me the liberty to design my own project that I will be able to show at the end of my internship. Before I started, I thought that I would just do odds and ends for the office but I was very wrong. The office has welcomed me and given me very meaningful work. I truly look forward to the time that I get to be in the office working on my projects.
— Katie Hart, Marketing & Finance Major – Class of 2018
The EDGE Social Ministry Internship has provided me with an incredible opportunity to learn professional skills, further my postgraduate discernment process, and strengthen my leadership experience. I was granted a great deal of autonomy in completing projects, which gave me confidence in my abilities and allowed me to creatively contribute to the SCSJ. Through spearheading various projects, I have grown in my leadership skills and discovered what similar position attributes I would like to find in a postgraduate career.
— Erin Kurvers, BA, 2016

Contact Us

If you are a current Creighton student interested in applying for an EDGE Internship position or a faculty or staff member wanting more information on how to set up an EDGE Internship in your department or area, please reach out and let us know.

Student Application Information

If you are a current Creighton student interested in applying for an on-campus EDGE Internship position please complete the following steps:

  1. Login to Handshake using the Creighton University Logon option (NetID and Blue Password)
  2. Search “Creighton University EDGE Internship”
  3. Identify the Internship(s) you are interested in
  4. Submit resume and cover letter* (separate cover letter for each position)

*If you would like a Career Counselor to review your Cover Letter or Resume, please schedule an appointment through Handshake or by calling 402.280.2722

EDGE Internship Request Process

  1. Update the appropriate EDGE Internship job description template to accurately describe the opportunity.
  2. Complete and submit the Internship Request Form: https://blueq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enUNiovK5IYOiXP
    • EDGE Internship program staff will review the materials and grant internships based upon the quality of the experience and program capacity. Submitting a request does not automatically secure a position. The EDGE Internship program staff will follow up with you.

Contact Us

The Success Center
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Reinert Alumni Library Building, Suite L27 (lower level)