Internships for Students

Value: After completing an internship, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge to real-world problems in a real-world work experience setting
  • Develop sound decision-making skills through the professional-based work experience
  • Describe and demonstrate appropriate professional conduct in a collaborative work environment
  • Develop a professional vision that values diversity in the workplace

What: Every student will be responsible for acquiring an internship in the Fort Smith community with help from his or her advisor. After meeting with the potential internship mentor to learn about their needs, the student develops an ongoing project and work plan with their advisor; it is imperative that these internships create value for both the mentor and student. Students will be responsible for developing and implementing the work plan with guidance from their advisor and mentor, and will submit weekly progress report to their advisor, including work completed and a short reflection regarding the progress toward completion of their ongoing project. Advisors will visit the internship site throughout the year to check on progress and get feedback from the student and mentor. The student’s final projects will be presented each semester to the student’s Learning Team during Future School exhibition week.

Student holding guitar in music shop
Student at internship
Student working on a mac at internship

Internship Network


5 Star Productions

64.6 Downtown


Adult Education of Fort Smith

Antioch Consolidated Youth & Family

ARC River Valley

Area Agency on Aging

Arkansas Army National Guard

Artistic Bean

Arvest Bank



Barling Police Department

Bea’s Asian Cuisine

Bell Starr Antique Market

Bigg Hoggs Basket

Blake A. Ray Law Firm

Blessed Pets

Blue Crisp Digital

Boardertown Skate Shop & Park

Bolding Construction


Evans Boys & Girls Club

Britt’s Pup N Suds

Brock’s tire & Service Center

Brow Bar



Cedarville High School

Champion Cycling

Childers Architect

Children’s Paradise Daycare

Chuck Fawcett Realty

Clear Result

Community Clearinghouse

Confectionately Yours  

Congressman Womack’s Local Office

Crane Clothing Co.

Creative Kitchen

Cutie Pies Daycare

Cyber Spider


Designer Again

Dysengage Studios


Ebony Hair Images

Elton’s Studio of Self Defense


ESPN 95.3


Faded Barber Shop

Fianna Hills Animal Hospital

Fianna Hills Nursing and Rehab

Food Truck Association

Forefront Church

Fort Smith Airport

Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fort Smith EMS

Fort Smith Health and Rehab

Fort Smith History Museum

Fort Smith Literacy Council

Fort Smith Orchestra

Fort Smith Police Department

Fort Smith Prosecutors Office

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Fostering Change

Friendship Academy


Gadget Grave

Garrison Music Co.

Gonzalez Auto Body

Good Samaritan Clinic

Graphic Services, Inc.

Greenhurst Nursing Center

Grow Fres


Hamby and Hamby

Hanna Oil and Gas

Harbor House

Harold Alexander

Harvest Moon Bakery

Heart of Hospice


Henry Co. Coffee

Hope Humane Society

Howard Elementary


Immaculate Conception Daycare

Indie Clothing

Interfaith Preschool


Janet Huckabee Nature Center

Jessie Medeiros (Artist)

Jill’s Consignment

JSC Tire and Automotive


Kane Bassham Photo

Keller Williams Platinum Realty

KISR Radio

Kitties and Kanines


La Boutique

Labahn Veterinary Hospital

Laura Pablo

Learn, Play, Grow

Lincoln Childcare

Los Compitas

LRM Rivervalley Marketing


Mama Says Emporium

Medley and Sons Auto Body

Medlock & Gramlich Law

Mercy Clinic, Hope Campus

Methodist Village

Midland Motors

Midwest Type and Print


Nails by Janell

National Historic Site

National Park Service U.S Department of the Interior

Neumeier’s Nursery

New Start for Children and Families

Newton’s Jewelers

Next Step Day Room

NICU, Mercy Hospital

Northridge Middle School


P-C Construction

Patrick’s Burgers

Packard Point Ranch

Peachtree Hospice

Petree Construction

Phat Tire Bike Shop

Plato’s Closet

Primetime Barber

Princeton Prep Academy

Professional Flooring Installation LLC



Rath Auto

Rick’s Shoes

River Valley Animal Hospital

River Valley Pregnancy Support Center

River Valley Rehab

Ronald McDonald House

Rowell-Parish Mortuary

Ryan Starkey (Artist)


Sacred Grounds Coffee House

Salon Chic

Salon Essentials

Sandy’s Bakery

Savoy Tea Company

Sebastian County Sheriff Dept

Sewing Machine Center

Simply Couture Boutique

Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab

South-Side Specialty Pharmacy

Southern Eagle Aviation

Sparks Dermatology Office

Special Moments Photography

Stephens Boys and Girls Club

Stephens Production Company

Studio 221

Studio Platinum


T & F Office Equipment

The Party Place

The Popped Popcorn Company

The Print Company

The Valley

Times Record

Transformation Salon


UAFS Music Dept

UAFS Rotary

United Methodist

Upper Cut


Valley Cutz

Veasley – Parrish Funeral Homes

Vogue Salon