Becoming an Intern
Please read this prior to submitting an application.
Information for a Three-Credit Internship
An internship is an educational experience that offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit for experiential learning. Internships are designed to enhance a student’s professional preparation and career opportunities. The internship must be completed at an approved site where the supervisor has agreed to provide structured learning experiences that will support specific learning objectives, in order to receive credit.
Students must complete an Internship Application and receive final approval from the Dean of their school. Links to the Internship Application are available in Spartan Career Path and on the Career Development Center website. Please review details in advance.
- Students must successfully have completed 60 credits
- Students must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Minimum of 120 hours is required to earn 3 internship credits; students are limited to 2 different internships for a maximum of 6 credit hours of Internship in their degree program
- The Internship for Academic Credit application, which is initiated by the student and requires action and response from the student, faculty advisor, internship site and Dean of the School, must be completed by all parties prior to the Add/Drop deadline for the appropriate semester.
*Please remember until a final confirmation email to the YCP Email is received the internship has not been approved.
Process for Internship Application and Approval.
Once an internship has been secured, students should follow the steps below:
- Contact your faculty advisor to discuss and determine appropriate Learning Objectives and Learning Activities for the internship experience.
- Obtain an electronic syllabus from your faculty advisor.
- Complete the Internship for Academic Credit Application for the appropriate academic term. Once submitted by the student, the Application will be sent electronically to the student, faculty advisor, and the site supervisor for their agreement and response.
- After all parties agree and respond to the application the materials are submitted to the appropriate Dean of the School for review and approval.
- After Career Development receives the Dean’s approval, the internship will be added to the student’s course schedule for the appropriate academic term and the student will be notified. Please note that all outstanding financial obligations including those for the internship must be taken care of before the internship will be added to the student schedule.
*Please note this is the student’s responsibility to facilitate the internship application process through receipt of the confirmation email.
**The email address firstname.lastname@example.org should be used for any correspondence regarding internships.
***Remember that the completed Internship Application, including the proposed Learning Agreement and related agreements, must be received by Career Development on or before the last day to add a course for the semester (Drop/Add Deadline).