Employer Internship Information
An internship is a work-related learning experience in which a student has intentional learning objectives. Internships are a continuation of the students’ education and meet their career interests. [NOTE: Guidelines for students majoring in Accounting are different. For students majoring in Accounting, please refer to the Basic Requirements for Accounting internships.]
To qualify as an internship-for-credit:
- The employer provides a safe learning environment.
- The employer designates an internship location.
- The employer provides a supervisor to serve as a mentor to the intern and provides feedback during the experience.
- The employer signs the Learning Contract and the Employer Information Form (after the student completes the forms) and provides the forms and a Job Description to the Internship Coordinator at Elizabethtown College at the beginning of the internship experience. (Internships cannot be approved on a retroactive basis.)
- At the conclusion of the internship, the employer completes & returns the Final Evaluation Form to the Internship Coordinator at Elizabethtown College.
About the internship-for-credit:
- The internship candidate fills out a draft Learning Contract for review and approval by the internship supervisor.
- An internship-for-credit experience can be for 0 credits or up to 4 credits. [Students review the course syllabi (BA 470), one credit (BA 471), two credits (BA 472), three credits (BA 473) or four credits (BA 474) and choose the course. The main difference among the courses is the amount of academic work expected.]
- For the 0-3 credit courses, the internship-for-credit experience must extend for at least 125 hours over a 12-week period for the fall and spring semesters or a 6-8 week period for the summer semester.
- For the 4 credit course, the internship-for-credit experience must extend for at least 160 hours over a 12-week period for the fall and spring semesters or a 6-8 week period for the summer semester.
- An internship can be either paid or unpaid.
- Students can obtain the internship on their own, with help from Business faculty, or through Career Services.
- Students may not intern at a company owned or managed, fully or in part, by a family member of the student, nor may the on-site supervisor be a member of the student's family or working under the supervision of a family member.
- Students will not be awarded internship credit a second time for work performed during a different term in the same position at the same company.
Dr. Hossein Varamini