The Office of Career Development offers programs and services that support students who are initiating and implementing their career plans. Working within an ethical framework reflecting Catholic and Franciscan values, the office is dedicated to supporting students’ employability, reinforcing their social responsibility and commitment to serving others, creating opportunities to strengthen employer connections, and exploring post-degree education and employment options.

Students: Make an Appointment

Meet with a member of the Career Development staff by clicking here!

  Appointment Types for Students:

  • Career and Strength Coaching
  • Resume and/or Cover Letter Review
  • Mock Interview Session
  • Job/Internship Search Strategies
  • Professional Headshot Photo
  • On-Campus Student Employment Guidance (for students not yet hired for an on-campus job)
  • Form and ID Submission for On-Campus Student Employment (for students who have received a job offer on-campus)

 Appointments for Employers: Make an appointment to discuss  ways that you or your company can be involved in career readiness  initiatives for Madonna University students! (Click the meeting link  above, and select the appointment type: Employer Inquiry).


Current Students, Alumni, and Employers:

Madonna University is partnered with Handshake, a premier career management platform used by over 14 million students and alumni from more than 700 universities.

Current students, activate your account to:

  • Explore internship and on-campus student employment opportunities, as well as part-time or full-time employment positions.
  • Upload your resume, "quick apply" to positions, "follow" your favorite companies, and use the messaging feature to connect with hiring managers and recruiters.

Alumni, be sure to utilize the Handshake platform to support your job search needs after graduation! If you are recruiting or hiring for your company, don't forget to select the "Alumni" option within your company profile. 

Employers, create your company profile to:

  • Post part-time, full-time, or internship positions for Madonna University current students and Alumni. 
  • Use the "messaging" feature to connect with potential candidates.

Questions? Call Career Development at 734-432-5623!

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Career Development staff members at Madonna University help students convert their academic degrees into rewarding careers. Internships provide great career preparation experiences and they are mutually beneficial to students and employers. We invite you to offer Madonna students the opportunity to use their project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help your business. Internships typically last 15 weeks during Fall (Sept. through Dec.) and Winter (Jan. through April) semesters, and 12 weeks during Summer semester (May-mid August). Students are required to obtain a certain amount of hours if taking an internship for credit. For more information, please contact 734-432-5623 or careerdevelopment@madonna.edu.


Internship: City of Birmingham Police Department

Participation in an internship is a great way to gain valuable work experience to help you transition from college to career. 

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Employer Services

Employers: You can view our candidates now on Handshake

Connect, recruit and hire Madonna students by utilizing these employer services:

  • Guest Speaker: Volunteer to speak at Madonna student events.
  • Job Shadow Program: Give Madonna students an insider view of careers at your company.
  • Mock Interview Days: Conduct practice interviews with students interested in your industry.
  • Internships: Provide students career experience and utilize their skills and fresh perspective to help your business. See the details below.

Make an appointment with the Career Development Staff to chat more about these options by clicking here and selecting "Employer Inquiry."

Benefits to Your Organization

We are excited to connect you with students who can help your organization while they gain practical experience. Collaborating with Madonna University offers other advantages:

  • Flexible scheduling to meet short and long-term employment needs
  • A chance to evaluate potential employees before committing to hire
  • Increased visibility and impact of your business in the community
  • New ideas and fresh approaches for your business

Your Role

  • Provide a job description for the internship
  • Supervise the student intern in a safe and healthy work environment
  • At semester’s end, reply to an online link to evaluate the student’s internship performance*
  • Allow for a potential onsite visit by a Facutly member or a member of our Career Development staff*
  • Maintain open communication with Madonna Career Development staff

*May not be required based on if the student is using the internship for course credit.

Internship Compensation

Student interns are typically paid an hourly rate for duties they perform, which helps offset their expenses. Madonna University follows the criteria established by the U.S. Department of Labor for unpaid internships. Nonprofit organizations should reference the specific Department of Labor law policies for unpaid internships.