Prospective graduate interns should meet with both the graduate coordinator and the internship coordinator to determine eligibility and appropriate internship placements. Graduate internships may be taken for 3 credits and would count as an elective. Prospective interns must write an internship proposal which details and outlines the nature and scope of the internship, as well as the occupational and academic goals of the student.
In addition to working with the onsite supervisor, interns are required to meet regularly with the internship coordinator, during the time of the internship, and to complete a scholarly research based paper that is commensurate with graduate-level work. The paper topic must be one that is selected with consultation with the internship coordinator and must reflect an aspect of the work done at the internship site.
The internship placement must be in an appropriate setting; according to the BSU Office of Career Services, "Explore a potential career field; develop career-related skills and abilities, including effective job search strategies, resume writing and interviewing techniques; establish a work history; observe professional people and behavior; build a network of professional contacts; gain a competitive edge for employment" CITATION Car11 \l 1033 (Career Services 2011)
Prospective interns must have completed at least nine credits of the required core courses in the M.S. curriculum before applying for an internship.
Last Modified: May 20, 2011