An internship is a program of study involving a combination of academic work and field experience.
Students Receive credit in exchange for the work experience within a company or agency
During an internship, the student works closely with an employee of the organization, known as the On-site Supervisor. The On-site Supervisor will guide and evaluate the student.
Students may be required to write a research paper that demonstrates their relationship to the internship.
Internship study is usually taken during senior year, though not always.
Internships must be related to academic course work in a carefully planned program of learning. They may be conducted during the fall and winter semester, and occasionally during the summer semester.
- Most students earn three credits for an intersnhip experience in a semester.
- Up to 12 internship credits can be applied toward a bachelor's degree with the approval of the appropriate school dean.
- A grade point average of 2.8 or better is required to qualify for a credit-bearing internship.
- Exceptions may be granted at the descretion of the school dean.
- Permission to complete an internship is granted only to students who demonstrate maturity, academic excellence, responsibility, and high motivation.
- Students are expected to work on-site for a minimum total of 120 hours per three credit internship. This equals approximately 8-10 hours a week for 12-15 weeks.
- With special permission, students can partake in 6, 9, or up to 12 internship credits. The required hours increase accordingly.