Internship Overview

One of the benefits of being a student in Villanova’s program is the comprehensive career support. We assist students to acquire an internship and to make connections with area employers. Student internships must meet the following criteria to receive credit for the internship:

  • Must be approved by student's advisor PRIOR to accepting the internship
  • 120 hours minimum
  • Must be paid
  • Student must register for HRD 8010: Internship in Human Resource Development (3-credit course) to receive credit for the internship
  • Can span across more than one semester



Weekly Log & Employer Evaluation - PDFs

You must fill out the Weekly Activity Log during each week of your internship to keep track of your hours and activities.  

Your internship supervisor must fill out the Employer Evaluation Form at two points during your internship.


Finding an Internship

Handshake - Villanova's Career Management System

The HRD Office utilizes Handshake, through Villanova's Career Services Center, to communicate job and internship opportunities with our HRD students. We refer employers to post their HR openings on Handshake so that our students have access to them as soon as they are posted.

As a Villanova student or alumni, you already have access to Handshake. 


  • Current Student: Use your VU credentials (username & password)
  • Alumni: Click “Login with Email Address & Password,” then use a personal email & create a password

Work with Your Advisor

Speak with your advisor about internship opportunities that they may be aware of.

Villanova Career Center

Check out the Villanova Career Center opportunities for finding jobs and/or internships, through Handshake and the On Campus Recruiting Program.

Villanova HRD Internship Program: LinkedIn Account

Check the HRD Internship LinkedIn account for possible job/internship opportunities.

Obtaining an Internship

Students must contact their advisors PRIOR to committing to an internship, so that the internship can be approved by the advisor. This is to ensure that the details of the internship meet the Graduate HRD program requirements.

Students must register for the 3-credit course: HRD 8010 Internship in Human Resource Development in order to receive credit for the internship.

During the Internship

Weekly Activity Logs

Students must fill out the Weekly Activity Log during each week of the internship to keep track of hours and activities. All weekly logs must be submitted to the academic advisor at the conclusion of the internship. The required Employer Evaluation Forms must also be submitted to your academic advisor.

You must have a minimum of 120 documented hours to receive credit for the internship.

Employer Evaluation Forms

The internship supervisor must complete an Employer Evaluation Form twice during the internship, as follows:

  1. After 30 days
  2. Conclusion of internship (final evaluation)

All Employer Evaluation Forms must be sent to the academic advisor via email, unless otherwise instructed by the advisor.

Contact Information

Campus Programs
St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119

800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
(p) 610-519-4582
(f) 610-519-5826

Online Program
M.S. in HRD
c/o University Alliance
Call 1-866-220-0017 or visit