How to Apply for an Internship
Why have an internship?
· Hands on experience
· Opportunity to explore career options
· Job search preparation
· Development of portfolio materials
· Visibility and networking
· Personal and professional growth
Who is eligible?
· Communication juniors and seniors
· 2.67 GPA within major 2.0 over
· Student must have completed at least two courses directly related to the proposed internship
How can I tell if I'm qualified to do an internship?
· Good question! You must do course work which has given you entry-level skill and knowledge. Discuss this early with your academic advisor and, if possible, with the department intern supervisor
How can I contact the department intern supervisor?
· You can make an appointment with Prof. Shaffer either by visiting his office located on the ground floor of the Campus Center or by calling his office at (508) 531-2670
When can I do an internship?
· You are eligible to do an internship in your junior and/or senior year
How do I apply for an internship?
· There is a four-step process:
Are there many internships available?
· There are literally hundreds of internship possibilities (see below for a partial list). Your intern supervisor can provide you with many listings and the Career Planning Center also maintains internship placements in its internship data base
How long does an internship last?
· Normally, you're expected to do your internship during the fail or spring semesters or during the summer term
How many credits can I earn during an internship?
· That depends on the type of internship, the amount and variety of work to be done, and departmental and college regulations. Typically, students do three (3) credit internships or six (6) credit internships. For each semester credit earned, student interns work 45 hours at an internship site
What are the internship requirements?
· Credits: as noted earlier, students work 45 hours at an internship
site for each semester credit earned
· Log: the student is required to maintain a log of hours worked at the site
· Journal: the student is required to maintain a daily journal detailing duties performed at the site
· Term paper: the student will submit a term paper of no less than 5 pages nor more than 10 typed pages by the first day of the examination period
· Site evaluation student is evaluated by the site supervisor, who provides an evaluation based on professional skills and work habits
Last Modified: April 11, 2008