Wayne State University



The Internship program provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience in their career fields. These opportunities allow students to learn what type of work culture they prefer and if ​they're in the right field. Internship provide temporary work opportunities that may or may not relate to the student's interest, academic major, and/or career goals. Typically, assignments involve paid, meaningful work, provide hands-on experiential learning, and can potentially lead to future career opportunities.

How to Search for Internships

If you would like search for an internship, you must first activate your account on Handshake. Current students have automatically been added into Handshake, so simply activate your account by logging into it once.

How to activate your Handshake Account:

  1. Go to https://wayne.joinhandshake.com/
  2. Enter your Wayne State email address (example:  ab1234@wayne.edu)
  3. Click on the blue Wayne State University Sign On box
  4. Enter your WSU Academica ID (example: ab1234) and password

Once you activate your Handshake account you can select the Jobs and Internships option to search for available opportunities.