Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Intern
first, you will need to apply to the Hinckley Institute’s local intern cohort. the “apply now” button will direct you to start an application. You will need to:
Update your resumé and write a cover letter with why you want to be an intern.
Ask a professor or supervisor for a letter of recommendation.
Submit a writing sample, such as a school paper.
Order an official transcript from the University Registrar.
Interview with the Hinckley Institute.
There’s no need to be nervous, but it will be a professional interview.
Meet with your academic advisor and determine how your internship credit should be applied. You’ll need to register for at least 3 credit hours.
After you apply to the local intern Cohort, you will be set up with host office interviews and will need to complete the following:
Attend interview training.
You’ll receive an email with more details.
Accept interview requests and prepare for them.
Make sure to respond to any requests within 24 hours.
Complete interviews with host offices.
Most of these will be at the host offices. If you are out-of-state or abroad, they can be conducted remotely via phone or video call.
Update and check-in with Morgan Lyon Cotti on your placement process.
Register for HNKLY credit hours.
Arrange your internship schedule.
Work with your host office to establish your schedule, make sure it works with your academic calendar and the needs of the office.
Attend intern orientation at the Hinckley Institute.