Internships provide students with a practical work experience in the field they hope to enter upon graduation. Internships provide experience and many employers are looking for both education and experience when hiring. An internship experience allows students an opportunity to apply the knowledge, theories and skills acquired through their education.
Locating a site to intern with, The Career Development Office has information on sites to help students locate places to intern but also encourages students to seek out sites as well.
Students have the ability of registering and receiving academic credit for their internship. Credit is awarded in the ratio of one semester hour per every 50 hours worked on site, and may range from 2-6 credit hours with six being the maximum amount of internship credit that may be counted toward graduation requirements.
Students wishing to pursue an internship are required to meet all prerequisites, faculty consent and GPA as outlined in the course catalog. This is to ensure that the student is academically prepared to handle the demands of an internship.