In selected programs, students may blend their academic study with career-related, paid or unpaid, productive employment in business, industry, government, or social agencies. Internships, full or part-time, are arranged by the student or through academic departments. Duration of appointments is typically one quarter but may be extended or repeated. One credit hour of internship is equal to 30 work hours. Also required is an accurate and complete file as directed through the Career Development Center. Supervision and evaluation are the responsibility of the internship advisor in the student's major field of study, the student's employer, and the Career Development Center.
Participants in the Internship Program may gain valuable work experience while earning university credit. For more information, students may contact their academic departments and the Career Development Center.
The following are academic guidelines for the Internship Program: (1) a minimum of 30 hours of approved activity/experience must be completed to have an internship experience recorded on the academic transcript; (2) for each credit earned, a minimum of 30 hours of approved activity must be completed; (3) the internship experience/credit is restricted to the major; (4) excess hours cannot be used toward general electives. A course fee will be charged for students who enroll for 0 credit.