Are you interested in applying for an internship but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Here is a step-by-step guide:
Applying for an Internship/Getting Hired
- The semester before you plan to take on an internship, browse the opportunities listed on the “Ideas” page and see what interests you.
- Read through the “Description of Duties” under each item and make sure that you qualify for the position. Some internships have specific course requirements and prerequisites you have to complete before you can apply.
- Contact the supervisor listed and find out what you need to do to apply for that particular position. The application requirements will vary for each internship, but most of the time, you will have to submit a resume and a cover letter/letter of interest.
- Get a call or email from the supervisor, go to an interview, and secure the position!
NOTE:If the ideas for internships listed on this blog don't excite you, feel free to pursue other avenues. Numerous students have created their own internships that grew out of their personal interests. See FAQ for how you might do this.
Applying for Course Credit
- Once you've secured the internship, print out Application Form at the bottom of this page.
- Give the form to your supervisor to complete, then return it to Dale in the Advising Office.
- Once Dale has approved your application, you will be able to register for a section of ENGL 493.
Your particular section of 493 will depend on how many course credits you are earning through your internship. To find out how the number of credits is determined, see FAQ.
For some on-campus internships this approval form isn't necessary. If your internship is going to be on campus, ask Dale if you need to turn in this approval form.
When the Internship Ends
- Near the end of your internship, you should print out the Evaluation Survey at the bottom of this page and give it to your supervisor for him or her to complete.
- Have your supervisor seal this evaluation in a signed envelope, and return it to Dale in the Advising Office.
- Along with the survey, you need to turn in a final project consisting of the following: A short sample of the work you did for the internship; a 3-5 page paper about your internship; and a 250 word summary of your experience for possible publication on this blog.
NOTE: You can find (and print out, if you wish) a detailed explanation of the final project on the Final Project page of this blog.
ALSO NOTE: THE DUE DATE FOR EVALUATIONS AND FINAL PROJECTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL NEAR THE END OF THE SEMESTER.
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