Career Center


The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. These programs are selective. It is important for applicants to be aware of deadlines and expectations so that you're prepared in advance to meet particiption requirements.

First-Year Internship Program

First-year undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience with Duke campus departments during the spring semester. There are many First-Year Internships to choose from in a wide range of on-campus offices, departments, and centers.  Each one offers a substantive project with explicit learning and skill-development goals along with guidance and support from a dedicated staff or faculty member.

Deadline to apply  Monday, November 11

Internship Funding Program

The Duke Career Center’s Internship Funding Program aims to reduce the financial challenges associated with participating in a wide range of low-paying or unpaid internships, thereby achieving the following objectives:

  • Facilitating student participation in experiential career exploration
  • Expanding the diversity of internship opportunities in which Duke students participate

Through the generosity of corporate, individual and class donors, we are able to offer competitive grants ranging from $600 to $3,000 for students who accept unpaid or low-paying internships.
Awards are available in the following categories:

  • Unrestricted (any employment sector)
  • Service
  • Health service
  • Durham service (service internships in the Durham community during the summer months)
  • NEW - Fund for International Students receiving Need-based Financial Aid