Internship Guidelines


The student's faculty advisor and the department internship coordinator are advisors for an internship. Students should consult with the internship coordinator at every stage of the internship including the selection of internship site.

Length of Internship

The minimum length of an internship is 176 hours of actual time on the job and not including transportation time.

Relevance to the Major

There must be a written job description. The job description will be the basis for determining the relevance of the internship to the student's major. The internship experience must provide substantial opportunities to accomplish the following general internship objectives: Acquire new knowledge and skills in the field .

Apply knowledge and skills acquired through course work.

A mix of new knowledge acquisition and applied knowledge and skills.


Weekly internship reports and a final report are required.

Internship Credit

Students are not required to earn University credits for their internship.

Site Visits

The Internship Coordinator will visit the student's internship site at least once during the internship to observe the working environment and to meet the student's supervisor(s).

Site Visits

Both the student and internship site supervisor complete an internship evaluation.