Students may undertake internships starting the summer following their first year of studies. Academic credit can be earned for these internships as long as the work is related to a students’ degree. Also, students must sign-up for credit prior to starting the internship.
Internships must be at least six weeks and 100 hours long. Students will need to register for an internship 297 course with a professor in their field of study. The first internship, 297a, will be worth two credits while the following internship course, 297g will be worth one credit. At the end of their internship, students will be required to complete an assignment of their internship advisors’ choice.
The steps to obtaining credit for internships are listed below:
Students must have been registered for 2 full academic semesters. Students from the United States with previous experience in Economics, Business, and/or Finance can take the course after one semester with the approval of their Program Director.
Students can enroll in 297a a maximum of one full-time and 297g a maximum of two times, for a total of three internship experiences. The 297a Field Project course yields two credits, while the 297g yields one credit each.
Each experience must be a minimum of six weeks in length and one-hundred hours.
You must discuss the internship with a faculty advisor (internships must be related to the student's field of study.) They must sign both the Add Slip for the internship course as well as the Faculty Recommendation.
Students must obtain an offer letter from their potential employer. This letter must include the following information:
Name and address of employer, on letterhead, signed by their supervisor. The letter cannot be an e-mail.
Dates of employment
Is it paid or unpaid?
Amount of hours worked per week
Title of the position and brief description of the duties the student will be performing. Student must be working their major field of study.
Students will then deliver the job offer letter, completed Add Slip, and Faculty Recommendation form (form be filled in by both you and the faculty member who must also sign) to Matthew Rocker. He will then sign your Add Slip for you to take to the Registrar's Office.
- Students can only receive for one internship during the semester for the Field Project Course. You cannot receive credit for an internship done in a previous semester.
International students must also complete the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization. CPT can take up to two weeks to process and the paperwork should be submitted as early as possible in order to start your internship on time.
Internships Dates for the 2012-2013 Academic Years
- Fall: August 30, 2012-December 21, 2012
- The last day to register for the course will be November 8, 2012
- Spring: January 17, 2013 - May 10- 2013
- The last day to register for the course will be March 22, 2013
- Summer: May 20, 2013 - August 23, 2013
- The last day to register for the course will be July 12, 2013
Please contact Matthew Rocker with any questions regarding the internship process at firstname.lastname@example.org