Students - Internship Information
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|UAA Career Exploration & Services|
|8 am to 5 pm (AKST), Monday - Friday|
|The University Hub: WSFC 142
Entrance on the ground floor of UAA Student Union (2921 Spirit Way)
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Our Internships for Academic Credit
Our unique and well-developed program provides students with the opportunity to take the principles, theories and best practices learned in the classroom and apply them to real-world situations in a structured environment. We in CES believe that Experiential Learning is a key component of educating our students, as well as preparing graduates to be competent and competitive upon graduation.
|Application Dates and Deadlines||Internship|
|March 19, 2018 to July 9, 2018||Summer 2018 Internship|
|April 16, 2018 to October 26, 2018||Fall 2018 Internship|
|November 26, 2018 to March 26, 2019||Spring 2019 Internship|
*Future dates and deadlines are subject to change.
Please check with Career Exploration & Services frequently.
Note for International Students
Career Exploration & Services collaborates with International Student Support Services to coordinate internship placements for international students. To start your internship placement process, please contact the International Student Support Services Office. Thank you for your interest in participating in our program!
Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program! We strive to challenge students to take their learning with them as they leave the classroom and enter the workforce.
Faculty Internship Advisor
As a faculty advisor for our internship program, you play a crucial role in challenging each student intern to make the most of their experience, apply classroom principles, and reflect on ways to apply integrate their experiences into their future career.
- Approves students' job duties and GPA requirements for the internship course
- Ensures internships are aligned with the learning objectives of the degree
- Reviews and signs the Learning Agreement (sent after the application is processed)
- Issues a grade after receiving the final documents
The creation of an academic internship requires the creation of a course following UAA's guidelines. You will work closely with CES and your academic department to establish a course with specific goals and objectives, establish a syllabus and recurring course for every semester.
CES's internships may begin any time during the year and are not limited to the academic calendar in progress. International and graduating students may ask that the internship be on the semester schedule to meet federal and UAA Graduation requirements.
Find your internship course in the course catalog - https://catalog.uaa.alaska.edu
Information and support for International Students - https://uaa.alaska.edu/students/international-student-services
- Companies/organizations must hold an active business license in the state in which they reside.
- Alaska Minimum Wage Requirement: Career Exploration & Services can only coordinate internships in which students earn minimum hourly wage or higher. Under certain circumstances, a student may work for a non-profit organization/government entity that meets the DOL six standards for a legitimate internship as an unpaid intern
- Maximum Weekly Hours: Interns may only count up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester and academic breaks, interns may count up to 40 hours per week. This does not apply to international students.
- Internship courses are usually three-credit courses. To earn one credit, interns must work 75 hours on the jobsite. To fulfill three credits, the student must work 225 hours. The majority of internships are 12-15 weeks.
- Interns receiving course credit for their work must be given duties related to their major, at a level compatible with the internship course level they will enroll in. Employers will be asked to provide a list of measurable learning objectives that interns will meet through their work duties.
- It is the employer's responsibility to promote the internship. It is highly recommended that employers participate in career fairs/networking events to meet students that are interested in their line of work.
- Student, Employer (Supervisor), Faculty Internship Advisor, and Career Exploration Coordinator will all review the learning agreement and sign to verify that all will follow the internship requirements through UAA Career Exploration & Services