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Internships


Academic Requirements

Students can earn academic credit in their major if they meet department eligibility requirements. Students also have the option to enroll in the zero credit UNIV 395/Internship Experience course as an undergraduate or post-graduate. The guidelines below outline the process and requirements that are followed by students enrolling in an internship course. The internship must:

  • Approved, supervised and graded by faculty supervisor.
  • Provide a new and meaningful learning experience.
  • Include specific and measurable student learning goals.
  • Requires completion of a minimum amount of on-site work hours.
  • Student's work performance is supervised and evaluated by employer.
  • Requires student to evaluate experience through active reflection.

Academic Credit Internship

  1. Student should meet with their department's internship coordinator or chair to determine course enrollment eligibility.
  2. For help with a resume, cover letter, interviewing or internship search, make an appointment with the Career Services Center.
  3. Apply, interview and secure an internship position.
  4. Complete the Internship Learning Contract, Memorandum of Understanding and Code of Conduct for Student Interns with the employer and return forms to your academic department.
  5. Faculty internship coordinator/chair will review course requirements, approve internship placement and enroll student into an internship course.
  6. Student must report to internship work site as scheduled and complete all assignments as required by course syllabus.
  7. Submit Employer Internship Evaluation, Student Evaluation of InternshipInternship Work Hours Log and all additional assignments to faculty internship coordinator at the completion of the internship semester.
Information

Robert Bulsza, M.A., LPC
Director of Internships and Service Learning
Career Services Center
Student Union A-203 C
843-234-3450
rbulsza@coastal.edu