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Internship Checklist for Students
|.||Apply Online for Internship Program.||2-3 months prior to internship|
|.||Response email sent from Internship Program Coordinator after application is submitted.||2-3 months prior to internship|
|.||Prepare for and conduct job search.||2-3 months prior to internship|
|.||Interview and secure internship position.||1-2 months prior to internship|
|.||Finalize employer and position by submitting APPROVAL REQUEST to Internship Program Coordinator via scan/email, fax, or delivery to campus.||Prior to accepting position|
|.||After approved, you will be enrolled in appropriate internship course(s) by faculty.||After obtaining approval|
|.||Complete INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT with mentor and return to Internship Program Coordinator||Before semester begins|
|.||Courses begin and open on Blackboard||First day of semester|
This checklist is to be used as a guide when approaching your internship experience. Some programs and position searches will require greater or less time to complete.
- Allow enough time to prepare.
- Start planning three months before the session you intend to enroll.
- Internships run concurrent to the CSCC academic calendar.
- You must have your position finalized before the break prior to you session of internship enrollment.
The weekly internship hour requirement for your degree program is based on the number of credit hours for the Practicum course multiplied by seven (7). For instance, the Marketing Practicum course (MKTG 2902) is valued at three credit hours; therefore the minimum requirement is 21 hours per week (3 credit hours x 7 work hours x 15 weeks = 315 hours by the end of the semester). There is some flexibility that can be made by starting your internship early. Work completed for the internship at home can also count towards the hour requirement.
Special Internship Hour Requirement for coming sessions
*Summer 2012: Note that Summer Quarter 2012 is an abbreviated session at only 8 weeks + 1 week for finals. This is still a quarter and therefore still requires the 210 hours to be accomplished. It is advised that students should begin their internship prior to the quarter to ensure they have accomplished their 210 hour requirement by the end of the session.
**Semesters: Semesters will still have the same calculation; however, the session will be based on 15 weeks. The requirement will then be 21 hours per week (for a three credit hour practicum) for 15 weeks which equals 315 hours during the semester.