Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Establishing a Credit-Earning Internship
- Meet with a member of the Academic & Career Center Staff to explore the many internship options available in all fields. Let staff direct you to valuable resources not readily accessible on the Internet.
- Develop an outstanding resume that will attract the eye of a potential employer. Make an appointment with the Academic & Career Center to have your rough draft critiqued or submit on-line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact potential employers for an interview, once a job offer is obtained you are ready to begin the process to obtain credit.
- Download the Application for Individualized Instruction or pick up a copy at the A & CC.
- Ask a member of your major department to serve as a faculty sponsor. He/she will help you develop a required set of learning objectives and evaluation criteria, and will assign the final grade.
- Complete the Application for Individualized Instruction in coordination with your faculty sponsor and your site supervisor.
- Obtain the appropriate signatures (Student, Faculty Sponsor, Field Supervisor, and Department Chair).
- Submit to the Director of Individualized Instruction for final approval two weeks before the semester in which the internship will occur.
- Ensure that you are registered for the appropriate number of internship hours under LCT 201 (201-01-02-03 etc.).
- A copy of the form will be returned to you, your faculty sponsor and the field supervisor, and the original will be filed in the Academic & Career Center.
- The field supervisor recommends a grade for the internship. However, the final grade is determined by the faculty sponsor. He/she considers the field supervisor's recommendation and your demonstrated success in meeting the mutually agreed upon learning objectives outlined in the Application for Individualized Instruction.