Obtaining an internship is one of the best ways to learn what it is like to work in a specific job setting and make connections that can lead to subsequent employment.
Finding an Internship
- Visit with your academic advisor or Larry Swain, department chair.
- Visit Career Services in Sanford Hall. They have ideas, information, other help.
- Look at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
- Contact a business or organization where you would like to work and ask about their internship program.
Sample Terms of Internships Agreements
- Student will participate in the administration of a project, task, event or similar activity. Tasks might include planning, arranging, promoting, managing, editing and archiving. (Participation as an artist will not be accepted as a substitute for administrative work.)
- Student will work 16 hours for each credit (2 credits = 32 hours). The duration of the internship will be determined case-by-case. For example, the writers conference internships are two credits and are completed in five days.
- Letter of agreement.
- Closing letter of verification and evaluation.
- Letter of agreement
- Closing summary of work done.
- Closing report on value of the experience.
- Recommendations for other potential student interns.