Internships allow students to supplement classroom theory with practical knowledge gained from a carefully monitored, field-based learning experience in a professional setting. Internships provide either a general career exploratory experience (experimental internship) or a pre-professional level experience related to the student’s academic objectives (departmental internship).
Students are required to work 120 hours in the internship site.
Qualified students may do internships during the regular term as well as during the January Term and in the summer.
Internships are not open to first-year students.
Requirements for departmental internships are determined by each department and are listed in the course descriptions in the Academic Catalog.
Students interested in pursuing an experimental internship must be in good academic standing.
Setting up the Internship
It is the student’s responsibility to explore internship possibilities.
Visit the Lucy Rose Center to discuss internship sites, resumes, interviewing, and contacting organizations.
Students may find internship opportunities online, talk to faculty and upperclassmen, and/or family and friends can assist with finding an internship.
Meet with your faculty sponsor early in the semester to discuss potential internship opportunities.
When the internship is solidified, the student is responsible for having the site supervisor email an offer letter (on letterhead) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The student must then complete the online internship contract(linked at top of this page) by the final day of Drop/Add.
Evaluation of the Internship
The faculty sponsor is responsible for the evaluation of the internship experience. The faculty sponsor evaluates the student’s written work (written work might include a paper, journals, posters, exhibits, etc.) and the on-site supervisor’s evaluation of the intern’s work.
The intern will fill out an electronic evaluation of their experience of the internship.
The faculty sponsor assigns the student’s grade (letter grade for departmental internships, Pass/No Credit for experimental internships).