Your Internship Plan
You should begin planning at least two semesters prior to the time you wish to begin your internship experience!
First, take some time to think about why you want to do an internship. Ask yourself:
- What do I want to learn or achieve?
- What type of work environment is best for me?
- When do I want to do my internship? Summer? Intersession? Fall? Spring?
- Does my economic situation demand a paid position, or can it be unpaid?
- Do I want to get academic credit for this internship?
Next, use Your Internship Plan to guide your search. You will follow the same basic process when you begin your career search. Make sure you use all of the resources available to you!
- Each internship must be supervised by both an on-campus faculty advisor or Student Career Development staff member and an off-campus site supervisor. Student interns are required to meet with on-campus faculty advisor or Student Career Development staff members on a regularly scheduled basis during the semester.
- If the proper paperwork is completed before internship commencement, students can receive 3 academic hours of credit for no less than 108 hours of on-site experience.
- The grade awarded for the internship is the prerogative of the faculty advisor, based on evaluations from the site supervisor, regular meetings with the student, final evaluations, and any additional work required by the faculty advisor.
- To participate in an internship, students must have sophomore standing (30+ credits earned) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Students will complete the following forms before the internship begins: Internship Registration Form and Internship Proposal, Internship Memorandum of Understanding, and Non-Paid Internship Agreement Form and Liability Form.