Winter Internship & Job Shadow
Multi-Ethnic Career Development Conference
Ryan Fuller - Career Services Center


Assistant Director, Employer & Alumni Engagement
P: 3028314765

UD Winter Term Internship & Job Shadow Program

By becoming a Winter Term Internship or Job Shadow host, you can reconnect with the university, see your professional experience in a new light and make a direct and positive impact on the professional development of young students. In addition, your organization can benefit from the additional exposure gained through working with UD students. The goal of the programs is to create mutually beneficial experiences for the students and the UD employers, alumni and parent participants.


Students at the University of Delaware have a unique opportunity to undertake an internship during the extended winter term, which runs from the first week of January until the first week of February. This month long period is ideal for hiring a student to intern at your organization.

  • Winter Term Internship Dates:


Tuesday, January 2, 2019 – Friday, February 8, 2019


  • Recommended dates for posting in Handshake:


Monday, September 17, 2018 until November 23, 2018 – All postings will expire Friday, November 23, 2018


  • Student Applications: Students will be able to apply as soon as positions are posted and approved
  • Employer/Alum will manage interview and selection process

To get involved in the Winter Term Internship Program please complete the Winter Term Internship Program interest form.

A member of the Career Services Center will be in touch with you within one business day to discuss next steps in the registration process.

All Winter Term Internship opportunities will be posted in Handshake, the Career Services Center recruiting platform. Each opportunity will be posted under the account name “UD Winter Internship 2019” with your company name associated with the posting. The Career Services Center will send the designated representative a packet of applications from students interested in their winter internship experience. The packet will include each student’s resume & any other documents that you specify.

For more information contact: Ryan Fuller, Assistant Director, Employer & Alumni Engagement, Career Services | | 302-831-4765

In order to post a winter internship opportunity, there is certain information we will need to gather to include in the posting. This includes:

· Position Title
· Company Name, Location, & Website URL
· A detailed description of what internship objective, skills needed, and job responsibilities
· The duration that the internship may take place
· Industry area
· What class years may apply
· What majors may apply
· If work authorization is required
· Who would like to receive resumes for this position
· Application Deadline


Winter Term Intern at XYZ Company

XYZ Company is a wealth management and business management firm. The firm provides accounting, financial management & tax services to high net worth individuals as well as individuals in the entertainment industry (music tours, actors, writers, directors, producers,etc.)  

Position Objective: The intern will be responsible for reconciling bank accounts and assist managing the bank reconciliation workflow.  The intern will also provide accounting assistance and support to our Account Managers. 

Skills Needed:
Must have a basic understanding of accounting principles
Must be able to multi-task and manage competing priorities
Excellent communication skills

Job Responsibilities: 
·  Record journal entries   
·  Reconcile bank accounts 
·  Reconcile brokerage accounts 
·  Prepare cash flow reports
·  Ad-hoc reports  
·  Special projects



Temporary / Seasonal (Winter)



Joe Smith


Data & Analytics


All school years and graduation dates allowed


All Majors

To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) definition, all the following criteria must be met:

  • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

If your organization does not intend to provide compensation for internships, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to Internship Programs. Academic credit legitimizes an unpaid experience, so employers may require students enroll in our Experiential Internship course, UNIV 364, to gain credit as part of the internship experience.

For more information on how gain credit for an internship experience, see



The Winter Term Job Shadow Program provides Delaware students the opportunity to ‘shadow’ UD alumni, parents, or employer representatives throughout a typical workday. As a Job Shadow host, you have the opportunity to share industry knowledge and advice with students, while providing them with realistic insights into a certain field.

  • Host registration period:

Monday, September 17, 2018 – Monday, October 23, 2018


  • Student application submissions:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – Wednesday, November 7, 2018


  • Hosts review applications and select a student or students for job shadowing experiences:

Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Wednesday, November 14, 2018


  • Students are notified of matches and provided with the contact information of their hosts by Thursday, November 15, 2018


  • Job shadowing takes place on days mutually agreed upon by the hosts and students:

Monday, January 7, 2019 – Friday, February 8, 2019


There are many factors involved in the uniqueness of each job shadow experience. Students may enjoy tours of your workplace, meetings with key members of your team and/or organization, learning about your specific career path, and receiving career advice from someone currently employed in their field of interest. As a host, we encourage you to involve your student in your daily work activities as a means to assist the student in evaluating their potential career options. Students should leave their job shadow day with a realistic idea of what it is like to be in your job. The job shadowing experience should be at least one day (minimum of six hours) and can extend to two days.

The Career Services Center will send all hosts a packet of applications from students interested in their shadowing experience. The packet will include each student’s resume and statement of interest. If more than one student applies, the host will determine how many and which students will be offered job shadowing experiences. Student can apply for up to four shadowing opportunities. Please note that there may not be a match between a student and your job shadowing experience. If a match does not occur we are happy to connect you with additional student engagement opportunities.

Please complete the Job Shadow Host registration form. A member of the Career Services Center will be in touch with you within one business day to discuss next steps in the registration process. 

For more information contact: Ryan Fuller, Assistant Director, Employer & Alumni Engagement, Career Services | | 302-831-4765

In order to post a winter term job shadow opportunity, there is certain information we will need to gather to include in the posting.

This includes:

  • Company Name, Location, & Website URL  
  • A detailed description of what the student will do while shadowing at your organization
  • The job shadow host title & contact information
  • The job shadow host primary job function
  • The duration that the shadowing may take place
  • The industry area
  • What school/class years may apply
  • What majors may apply


UD Job Shadow (XYZ Distribution Services)

This is a job shadow where you will get to observe a UD Alumnus in the work place. The alum has given the following information about their company and this opportunity:


Job Shadow host’s company: XYZ Distribution Services

Job Shadow host’s title: Deputy HR Manager

Job Shadow host’s primary job function: Distribution - Supply Chain - Logistics

Description of Job Shadow:

1. Understanding the day-to-day workings of the HR department in a distribution environment.

2. They will see what role distribution services has in ensuring our stores have what they need to serve our customers. This will include how we get boxes in the door and how they go out.

Website with additional information about this job shadow host:


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