EDGE Interns

EDGE Internship Program

A carefully supervised, paid, on-campus learning experience where students have purposeful professional objectives and learning outcomes to aid in career development. The program provides a hands-on method for students to validate the choice of major and career field while obtaining real-world experience.

  • Students are coached and mentored by faculty and staff members to learn the successful behaviors and skills necessary in the workplace today.
  • These paid, on-campus internships provide valuable experience for students starting on their professional journey.

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Program Overview

The EDGE Internship Program provides so much more than a job opportunity. These on-campus internships provide valuable experience for students just starting out on their professional journey.


Program Components

EDGE Internships available fall, spring and summer terms
1 EDGE Internship per term per student
Elevated learning experience not to exceed more than 25% clerical work

Internship Structure

Paid by the hiring department at varied rates
Fall and Spring Terms: 10-hour commitment per week; not to exceed 29 hours for all on-campus employment. 12 weeks maximum per term.
Summer Term: 10-hour commitment per week; not to exceed 40 hours for all on-campus employment. 14 weeks maximum.



Any current undergraduate student. Graduate and Professional Degrees not eligible.
No minimum GPA requirement (must be in good standing with the University)
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter


Performance Reviews

Based on the EDGE Internship Learning Outcomes
Interns are evaluated at the end of each term by their supervisor
Interns provide feedback about their experience when leaving the EDGE Internship Program

Program Timeline

Application Prep

  • Search Handshake for opportunities
  • Upload resume and cover letter to Handshake for approval
  • Submit application through Handshake


  • Recommended mock interview and/or interview preparation appointment with a Career Counselor
  • Interview with the employer


  • If selected, the supervisor will reach out to extend an offer for the position
  • Complete onboarding paperwork
  • If not selected for that opportunity you will receive an email informing you of the decision
  • Continue to apply for additional internships; meet with a Career Counselor for more resources and internship tips

Performance Review

  • Employer performance review
  • EDGE Intern end of term review and end of program review (upon completion of 3 terms)

Learning Outcomes

The EDGE Internship Program is designed as a learning opportunity for students. “On the job” performance and specific learning outcomes are assessed at the end of the each semester to ensure student growth and learning during every internship experience.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Express oral and written ideas clearly and effectively
Accept and utilize constructive feedback in a positive manner
Ask meaningful and thoughtful questions as appropriate
Present themselves in a positive and approachable manner



Assist in supporting departmental initiatives
Be flexible to re-prioritize according to team needs
Develop positive working relationships to foster collaboration in a team environment
Take accountability for personal performance and team outcomes



Dress and act appropriately across professional situations
Report to work reliably; proactively notify management of schedule changes
Exercise ethical decision making and maintain appropriate confidentiality
Understand and adhere to departmental and University policies and procedures


Organizational and Time Management

Manage time and resources to produce professional level work
Identify critical activities and tasks, prioritizing as necessary
Utilize time appropriately; prevent non-work-related distractions from interfering with work
Apply organizational tools to manage workload (calendar, Excel, lists, etc.)


Operate available technology and systems to efficiently and effectively perform tasks
Employ the use of logic, critical analysis, past experiences, and knowledge to solve problems
Understand related industry terminology and common practices
Take initiative towards personal and professional growth; utilize professional opportunities


The EDGE Internship Program provides many opportunities for a wide variety of student interests. These are competitive openings which require students to apply, interview and be selected by the position supervisor before beginning their internship.

Participating Departments & Internships

Business Office / Operations
Research Intern
Office of the Provost
Finance Intern
Office of the Registrar
Registrar/Records Intern
Global Engagement Office
Assessment Intern
Marketing & Communications
Marketing Intern
Business Service Center
Shared Services/Finance Division
Business Service Center Intern
Enrollment Management
Marketing Intern
College of Nursing
Leadership Scholar Intern
School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Special Projects Intern
Center for Public Health & Ethics
Marketing Intern
Office of Equity & Inclusion
Research Intern
Research Intern
CAS Honors Program
Research Intern
Schlegel Center for Service & Justice
Social Ministry Intern
Fine & Performing Arts Department
CU@theArts Program Intern
Theater Arts Intern
Finance Division
Undergraduate Colleges Finance Support
Financial Modeling/Data Analyst Intern
One Stop/Business Office
Student Account Rep Intern
College of Arts and Sciences
Dean’s Office
Events Intern
Educational Opportunity Programs
Marketing Intern
Human Resources
Human Resources Intern
Division of Student Life – Creative Suite
Design Intern
Office of Alumni Relations
Social Media and Events Intern
John P. Fahey Career Center
HR Operations Intern
Office of Interprofessional Scholarship,
Service and Education (OISSE)
Research Intern
School of Law
Communications and Marketing Intern
Education/MAGIS Catholic Teacher Corps
Catholic School Initiatives Intern
Department of Cultural & Social Studies
Research Intern
Athletic Development Intern
Card & Mail Services
Financial Analysis Intern
Marketing & Communications Intern
Violence Intervention And Prevention (VIP) Center
Violence Prevention Leadership Team Intern


Hear what students and Creighton faculty and staff have to say about their experience with the EDGE Internship Program.

I believe the internship program has provided and continues to provide valuable real life work experience and insight focusing on the actual business functions of the University. Our department has benefited as well. This mentoring and training that has taken place has allowed us to review processes and procedures with a fresh and new perspective.

Jeff Klein, Business Service Center Manager

This internship has turned into so much more than a mere on-campus job. On top of getting experience from different projects, I have also gained a great mentor. He has also given me the liberty to design my own project that I will be able to show at the end of my internship. Before I started, I thought that I would just do odds and ends for the office but I was very wrong. The office has welcomed me and given me very meaningful work. I truly look forward to the time that I get to be in the office working on my projects.

Katie Hart, Marketing & Finance Major – Class of 2018

The EDGE Social Ministry Internship has provided me with an incredible opportunity to learn professional skills, further my postgraduate discernment process, and strengthen my leadership experience. I was granted a great deal of autonomy in completing projects, which gave me confidence in my abilities and allowed me to creatively contribute to the SCSJ. Through spearheading various projects, I have grown in my leadership skills and discovered what similar position attributes I would like to find in a postgraduate career.

Erin Kurvers, B.A., 2016

Contact Us

If you are a current Creighton student interested in applying for an EDGE Internship position or a faculty or staff member wanting more information on how to set up an EDGE Internship in your department or area, please reach out and let us know.


Email EDGEInterns@creighton.edu

Student Application Information

If you are a current Creighton student interested in applying for an on-campus EDGE Internship position please complete the following steps:

  1. Login to Handshake using the Creighton University Logon option (NetID and Blue Password)
  2. Search “Creighton University EDGE Internship”
  3. Identify the Internship(s) you are interested in
  4. Submit resume and cover letter* (separate cover letter for each position)

*If you would like a Career Counselor to review your Cover Letter or Resume, please schedule an appointment through Handshake or by calling 402.280.2722

EDGE Internship Request Process

1. Update the appropriate EDGE Internship job description template to accurately describe the opportunity.

  1. Fall/Spring template
  2. Summer template

2. Complete and submit the Internship Request Form: https://blueq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enUNiovK5IYOiXP

  1. EDGE Internship program staff will review the materials and grant internships based upon the quality of the experience and program capacity. Submitting a request does not automatically secure a position. The EDGE Internship program staff will follow up with you.