Student internships provide excellent opportunities for students to advance their skill set and gain a competitive edge when applying for full-time, post-graduate opportunities. Students can do multiple internships over many semesters, earning 3 to 12 credits per academic area. Internship work must be directly related to the student’s major/minor/career interest to qualify for academic credit.
As a result of the internship program, students may experience the following benefits:
- Gain professional knowledge and experience in your field
- Narrow career options
- Gain professional networking skills and contacts
- Earn professional references
- Experience hands-on learning
- Apply classroom learning to a work setting
- Develop and build upon skills
- Get a foot in the door in your industry or at a company
- Meet peers with similar interests
- Find role models or career mentors
Students must have:
- At least a sophomore status.
- A 2.5 GPA.
- Approval from their respective academic department.
The student agrees that this internship position is primarily an
educational experience and all responsibilities of the employer will
terminate completely at the end of this experience including any and all
present or future employee benefits.
The student is not
entitled to unemployment compensation after completion of an Internship
as the position is a temporary assignment which is not covered under
most unemployment compensation laws.
All students participating in an internship during a given semester will be enrolled in a Blackboard course. Students will submit weekly progress reports and reflections about their internship experiences. Students will also participate in discussion boards with their classmates, which may require reading assignments or similar preparation.
Students will submit a final reflection at the conclusion of the internship, and the employer will complete a Supervisor Evaluation. Internships are graded on a pass/fail basis, and success in each of these areas will be required for successful completion of the internship. Students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit awarded. Students will document their work hours, and the employer will approve timesheets to verify hours worked.