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Career Exploration and Success
Intern for a Day

Intern for a Day

Industry Insights:
Outside of the Classroom

The Intern for a Day program offers students an immersive experience connecting classroom learning with exposure to different employers and careers, providing insight into possible future job settings.

Many employers are interested in meeting and mentoring students through our Intern for a Day (IFAD) program. Before completing the application, scroll down to our organization directory and make a note of your preferences within the Intern for a Day application.

By the Numbers

Employer Matching Opportunities
Matching Sessions

(Spring Break)

Students Selected for this Opportunity

FAQ for Students

  • Yes, absolutely! We strive to accommodate your preferences and make every effort to match you with an organization or industry of your choice for your Intern for a Day experience.

    • Engaging and immersive experiences
    • Virtual or in-person opportunities
    • Tours, shadowing, presentations, and interviews
    • Insight into potential career fields and work settings
    • Connecting with industry professionals
    • Real-world experience in a low-pressure setting
    • Enhancing your resume and professional network
    • Discovering the best fit for your future career path
  • Intern for a day is scheduled during spring break (Monday – Friday).

  • Stay tuned for more information on IFAD 2025.

  • Intern for a Day offers both virtual and in-person options for participants. The program recognizes the importance of flexibility and caters to the preferences and needs of both students and employers. Whether you choose to have a virtual or in-person experience will depend on the specific opportunities available, and the arrangements made with your host organization. Rest assured that the Intern for a Day program aims to provide meaningful experiences, regardless of the format chosen.

  • Before you select an employer, be sure to double check the modality of the experience. If your employer of choice is offering an in-person experience, please note that you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements. 

  • If you find yourself unable to participate in Intern for a Day, please please notify us as soon as possible.

    • Be proactive: Take initiative and engage actively throughout the day. Ask questions, seek opportunities to learn, and participate in discussions.
    • Observe and learn: Pay attention to the tasks, processes, and dynamics of the workplace. Absorb as much information as possible to gain a better understanding of the industry or career field.
    • Network: Connect with professionals and fellow participants. Request contact information, connect on LinkedIn, and nurture these relationships for future networking opportunities.
    • Seek feedback: Request feedback from your host or supervisor. This will help you understand your strengths and areas for improvement, enabling personal and professional growth.
    • Reflect and apply: After the experience, take time to reflect on what you learned and how it aligns with your career goals. Apply these insights to make informed decisions and refine your career path.

    Remember, making the most of your Intern for a Day experience requires active participation, a curious mindset, and a willingness to learn and grow.

  • If you want more information about Intern for a Day, contact the Graduate Coordinator, Sharvani Tamaskar. Please feel free to email any inquiries to

  • Please go through the Employers Directory below.

FAQ for Employers

  • Your organization can easily participate in Intern for a Day by completing the survey form provided or directly contacting us. Simply fill out the form, and we will guide you through the process to ensure a seamless and rewarding experience for both your organization and the participating students. We look forward to having your organization be a part of this enriching program.

  • Hosting students for IFAD can provide several benefits to your organization, such as:

    • Building your organization's brand and reputation among potential future employees.
    • Providing an opportunity to mentor and guide students who are interested in your industry.
    • Identifying talented students who may be a good fit for future internships or entry-level positions.
    • Contributing to the development of the future workforce by sharing knowledge and experiences.
  • We use our own automatic matching algorithm, which considers the specific requirements of organizations and the career goals and resumes of students. By leveraging this data, we ensure that employers are carefully matched with students, creating meaningful and valuable experiences for both parties.

  • Each organization can anticipate a maximum of 2-3 students participating in the IFaD program.

  • Yes, Intern for a Day can be conducted in both virtual and in-person formats, based on the preference of your organization.

  • To maximize the impact of your participation in IFAD, consider the following:

    • Plan engaging activities and projects that highlight the nature of your organization and the industry.
    • Provide opportunities for students to interact with professionals, ask questions, and learn about potential career paths.
    • Offer guidance and advice to students interested in pursuing a career in your field.
    • Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment that encourages learning and networking.
  • If your organization needs to cancel its participation in the program, please kindly notify the program coordinator at least [period] prior to the scheduled date.

  • If you want more information about Intern for a Day, contact the Graduate Coordinator, Sharvani Tamaskar. Please feel free to email any inquiries to