Internship Guide for Employers

Internship Guide for Employers

Portland State University takes advantage of its excellent position in the local community by combining academic integrity with experiential learning. Many of our academic programs encourage a high degree of interaction and involvement between students and the community through internships and other experiential learning opportunities within local companies and organizations.

Portland State University offers more the 120 academic majors, minors and concentrations. A wide range of programs and majors are found within our Schools and Colleges.


What defines an internship?  Learn more about what qualifies as an appropriate student experience.

Best Practices for Internships

Learn a best practice approach to internship programming and to providing ongoing support.

Internships on Handshake

Step by step guide to on how to create an account, post, and manage your internship postings.


Typical compensation for interns and Department of Labor guidelines for unpaid internships.


Learn about how students earn internship credit at PSU.


PSU policy on Liability, Worker's Compensation and internships

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