Internship Deadlines, Process, and FAQs
Attention: Winter - see notes below. Spring: For students living on campus, Virtual internships only, no on-site internships.
Internship Learning Agreement and Registration Deadlines
- Fall: Second Friday of the Fall Semester
- Winter: Second Friday in January
- Spring: Second Friday of the Spring Semester
- Summer: Second Friday in June
- Find your internship.
- Obtain a Faculty Internship Advisor. Meet with this advisor to discuss the department’s requirements for credit and work together to create your Internship Learning Objectives.
- Register for the internship course through the registrar’s office during the course registration period or use an add slip to add the department internship course to your schedule. Most department internship courses are 381 or 382. Be sure to include the season worked internship code. (A=Fall, B=winter, C=Spring, D=Summer). For example, if you are doing a 4-credit Biology internship during the summer, you would register for BIO382D.
- Complete the online Internship Learning Agreement (ILA).
- Complete the Internship Waiver and Release Form.
Remote Internships: Attention Winter 2021 (beginning the end of November)
Want to have some in-person experience while earning internship credit?*
Once students have moved off campus for the Thanksgiving break they can go on site for internship work hours, as well as intern remotely. Students will want to confirm that they can balance the internship hours and expectations with their academic demands, while being successful with both pursuits. Starting internship hours once off-campus, would give students more days to participate in an internship and earn the needed hours for credit prior to returning to campus for spring semester.
If you would like to consider the option of starting internship hours in late November, please talk to your advisor for guidance, their approval of the internship, and department requirements. We also encourage you to make an appointment with a Career Coach to learn details about the credit process.
- In-person internship hours can begin once you have moved off campus around Thanksgiving
- Discuss with the employer the expectations and opportunities related to working in-person, remotely, or a hybrid of both formats
- 3 credit internships require 120 hours of work and 4 credit internships require 160 hours of work; the expectation is that these hours would be completed prior to January 4, 2021 (or before testing to return the spring semester), any exceptions would require approval through the Dean’s office.
- During the spring semester, only remote work hours, not in-person hours, will be approved for students living on campus.
*These procedures could be adjusted in accordance with the guidelines provided by the UC Task Force
A virtual internship is an experience where the student intern gains experience while working in a remote professional setting, not in a physical location.
In the pre-reflective section on the Internship Learning Agreement (ILA) students should answer the following questions in addition to the pre-reflection question.
- Identify how the remote setting will support your work toward the objectives written in the ILA
- Write a short paragraph describing how you will regularly (ex. once a week) and remotely connect with your Site Supervisor throughout the internship.
- Include how many hours you have planned to work remotely.
- Include any additional activities (ex. research on creating remote workouts for teen athletes) and the number of hours to complete those activities.
- You must meet the internship deadlines for registering for the course and completing the online ILA form.
- Complete the online Internship PREP course. It is recommended you complete the course prior to starting your internship.
- Monitor the form throughout the process to be sure all portions have been submitted. Follow-up as necessary.
- Complete the Evaluation form and Post-reflection portion which will be sent to you near the end of your internship.