The purpose of the internship program is to provide students with a learning experience in which knowledge and skills gained through academic study can be applied to a work setting. Completion of the internship is expected to provide you with valuable work experience, enhancing your competitiveness in the job market.
Steps in the internship registration process:
It is highly recommended that students begin preparing for the internship selection/registration process one (1) semester prior to the term in which the course is actually taken.
Below are the deadlines for meeting with the internship coordinator to declare that you are seeking to do an internship:
Spring Semester internship – November 1
Fall Semester internship – July 1
Summer Semester internship – April 1
Contact the Internship Coordinator to set up a meeting to go over requirements of the internship program. The Internship Coordinator will explain the registration process and suggest/approve locations for your internship. For Sociology Interns, students must have completed 18 hours of Sociology courses, two (2) which are required Sociology courses (SOC 3343 or 3353 and SOC 3373 or 3393) prior to an internship and must have approval from the Internship Coordinator. For Public Health Interns, students must complete SOC 1043, SOC 3543 and SOC 4073 prior to an internship and must have approval from the Internship Coordinator.
You may do your internship at any location approved by the Internship Coordinator.
Call the contact person for the organization with which you want to do your internship and ask about availability of internships for the semester in which you want to register. If an internship is available, request an interview. Treat the internship interview as you would any job interview. Dress and act professionally.
Once you have been accepted by the agency, fill out the forms provided to you by the internship coordinator including an add slip, release form, time sheets and course form. ENROLLMENT CANNOT BE DONE ONLINE.
Your syllabus, internship manual, time sheets, evaluation of the work place and a document stating you have read all materials provided will be posted on Blackboard. Read both the syllabus and the internship manual prior to beginning your internship. If at any time you have a question regarding your internship, call the Internship Coordinator, Donna Miller @ 458-5881.
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