Student Internship Information
What exactly is an internship?
An internship through Career Services is an opportunity for you to "earn while you learn." While we will help you find any opportunity to assist you in getting professional experience in your field, the Career Services Center is only able to oversee paid internships due to employment guidelines and liability concerns. Get paid and get class credit at the same time. Student internships are a unique form of education which integrates classroom study with paid, planned, and supervised work experience in the public and private sectors.
What are the requirements for eligible participation in an internship?
To participate in the program, students must have a declared major, maintain an approved grade point average, be enrolled in at least six credit hours (which may include the prospective internship), and be recommended by their faculty adviser.
Are internships limited to semester periods?
The Career Services Center's internships may begin any time during the semester and are not limited to the academic calendar in progress. A program placement can be initiated at anytime during the year.
How many hours is an intern allowed to work?
Students participating in a student internship during the fall and spring semester, work up to 20 hours per week for a minimum of fifteen weeks to receive credit for the internship. However, during the summer an intern may work 40 hours per week.
How to apply for an internship:
Come to the Career Services Center to get more information, located in the Rasmuson Hall 122 or email Stephanie Whaley, Internship and Experiential Learning Coordinator. Make sure to sign up on the UAA Career Services Online Job Database to begin searching for internship opportunities!
Step 1: Obtain Internship Application Packet
Step 2: Complete Mandatory Internship orientation with Stephanie Whaley, Internship & Experiential Learning Coordinator
Step 3: Meet with Faculty Advisor for acceptance into your internship course and complete the Learning Agreement
Step 4:Submit completed Internship Application to the Career Services Center
Step 5: Utilize resource provided by the Career Services Center for internship opportunities
Step 6: Receive, complete, and submit completed Learning Agreement
Step 7: Receive Add/Drop Form from the Career Services Center and complete course registration process.
---Wait for CSC approval before you begin your internship.---
Step 8: Begin your internship!!
Student benefits for doing an internship:
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