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

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The Office of Career Development offers programs and services that support students and recent graduates 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.

Please call 734-432-5623 for more information.


Internships typically last 15 weeks during fall (Sept.-Dec.) and winter (Jan.-April) semesters, and 12 weeks during summer semester (May-mid August). Students typically work a minimum of 240 hours during the 15 weeks and may work more depending on the needs of the company. 

For more information, please contact 734-432-5623 or careerdevelopment@madonna.edu.


Fall 2019 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.
  • On-Campus Recruiting: Meet with students informally to fill positions and build your talent pipeline.
  • Internships: Provide students career experience and utilize their skills and fresh perspective to help your business. See the details below.

Interns for Your Business

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.

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 an onsite visit by a Career Development staff member
  • Maintain open communication with Madonna Career Development staff

Internship Compensation

Student interns typically are 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.