The Princeton Review ranked The University of Alabama No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 among Southeastern Conference universities on its 2019 list of America’s best colleges for internship placement.
UA’s Career Center provides students with ample knowledge, training and networking opportunities for those seeking to develop their professional profiles through internships. The center maintains a working relationship with numerous employers in various industries, including corporate and private business, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
“I’m so proud of our team for the work they do to prepare our students for their future endeavors,” said Melinda King, assistant vice president for student life and executive director of the UA Career Center. “We place a focus on the value of real-world experience, and this ranking is a reflection on our team for not only doing a wonderful job of preparing students but also promoting what our students can do to benefit countless organizations.”
Students are also encouraged to speak to their academic advisers about internship opportunities. Each academic department strives to provide up-to-date internship postings through its respective websites or in its campus buildings.
The Princeton Review’s ranking was determined by students’ ratings of accessibility of internship placement services at their institutions.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.