A number of academic programs have an internship as a degree requirement, while some programs list an internship as optional. Internships provide opportunities for students to integrate work and formal education under the guidance of professionals in their major fields of study, and to test career choice decisions. Internships will be content based, skill related, academically substantive, value related, and integral to the students’ academic and career choices. Internships can be on or off campus, and paid or unpaid, as stipulated by the department. A faculty supervisor, collaborating with an off-campus supervisor, will monitor and supervise student progress, and evaluate final achievement.
Students must register before participating in an internship. Prior to registering students must complete the Internship, Apprenticeship, and Practicum Registration form in My Cougar Connection/Form Central/Academic and Course Registration. In order to complete this form students should first speak with their advisor about the internship and review the Internship/Practicum Program information in My Cougar Connection/Academic/Course Registration.
Academic Advisors and the Academic & Career Development Center can answer questions about the process for registering for an internship, and the Academic & Career Development Center can help students with their internship search.