Information for Students:
Why should I participate
in an internship?
Internships provide valuable experience.
An internship can help you determine if your "dream job" is really the
"ideal job" for you.
Internships are excellent for resume building.
Internships allow you to network with professionals in your field.
Graduates often acquire full-time employment with the company that
provided them with their internship.
How do I find an
Visit the site maintained by our Office of Career Services at
The internet has a wealth of information concerning internship
availability. For some of the available sites, go to
Check with the department chair or a faculty member in your
Take the initiative and contact an organization that hires
areas related to your major.
Can I use internship credit to
meet my degree requirements?
Degree programs vary in their treatment of internship
Some programs require internships whereas others allow internship
credit to be used for majors electives or general electives. Contact a
faculty member or other department representative to determine how
internship credit can be applied to your degree requirements.
Can I earn academic credit if I have a
There is no college policy that prohibits you from
compensation in addition to receiving credit for
your internship work.
However, some departments may have policies
that prohibit you from
getting paid for the experience if you are
earning academic credit.
Check with your departmental contacts to be
How many hours will I have
to work in order to receive credit for my internship?
This will vary by department and will be dependent upon
credit hours you are earning for your internship. At the time that
register for an internship course, your faculty adviser, employment
supervisor, and you should agree to the number of work hours per
week and course credit hours for your internship.
Who do I contact in order to find out more
For general information
concerning internships at Shawnee State,
contact Dr. Jeffrey Bauer
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
For specific information about internships in your
discipline, contact the
chairperson or a faculty member in your