How to Register your Internship

Internship Registration & Requirements by Major

Internship Registration & Requirements

  • Traditional Internship

    Students in programs of study that follow a traditional internship model complete 45 hours of working for their internship site per credit. All majors that require a traditional internship consist of 135 hours working for their internship site for 3 credits with no classroom time.

    For more information about registration, please click the following link: HERE .
    For internship requirements for employers, please click HERE.

  • Psychology (PSYCH 499)

    Students who wish to receive credit for a Psychology Internship will complete 15 hrs of classroom time during the semester and 120 hrs working for their internship site. For more information about how to register for a Psychology internship, please click the following link: HERE. For more information about how to register a psychology internship, please click the following link: HERE.

  • Justice Studies (CJ 469/SEC 469/FS 469)

    Students in the School of Justice Studies will complete 15 hrs of classroom time during the semester and 120 hrs working for their internship site.
    For more information about how to register for a School of Justice Studies internship, please click the following link: HERE . For internship requirements for employers, please click: HERE.

  • Legal Studies Practicum (LS 469)

    15 HOURS CLASSROOM TIME/ 120 HOURS WORKED AT INTERNSHIP
    For more information about how to register a Legal Studies Internship, please click the following link: HERE .
    For internship requirements for employers, please click: HERE.

  • Public Health Practicum (PH 460)

    15 HOURS CLASSROOM TIME/ 120 HOURS WORKED AT INTERNSHIP
    For more information about how to register a Legal Studies Internship, please click the following link: HERE .
    For internship requirements for employers, please click: HERE.

For a video tutorial on how to enter your internship/practicum into Handshake, please click below.

HANDSHAKE INTERNSHIP VIDEO TUTORIAL

  • Does your major require an internship?

    Majors: Required Internship Majors: Elective Credit Internship (optional)
    Accounting American Studies
    Arts Management (minor) Anthropology+Sociology
    Communication & Media Studies * Also can do Senior Thesis Capstone as requirement Applied Mathematics
    Creative Writing * Also can do CW-450 or CW-451 Aquaculture & Aquarium Science
    Cybersecurity & Networking (practicum model) Biochemistry
    Web Development Biology
    Graphic Design * Also can do DSGN:429 Citizen Designer Business Law (3 + 3)
    International Business Chemistry
    Journalism Computer Science
    Legal Studies (practicum model) Criminal Justice (practicum model)
    Legal Studies and Law (3 + 3) (practicum model) Dance/Performance
    Management Economics
    Security Assurance Studies (practicum model) English Literature
    Psychology (practicum model) Environmental Science
    Public Health (practicum model) Finance
    Public Relations Foreign Language
    Visual Arts (BFA only) Forensic Science (practicum model)
    History
    International Relations
    Marine Biology
    Marketing
    Mathematics
    Music
    Performing Arts
    Philosophy
    Political Science
    Theatre
    Visual Arts (B.A.)
    Writing (minor)
  • Learning Objectives

    As a part of your Handshake registration process, you must provide learning objectives to accomplish during the duration of your internship. Learning objectives are clear, concise, narrow statements indicating particular knowledge or skill the student is expected to achieve. A well-constructed learning objective includes an explanation of how the objective will be accomplished (in what specific activities will the student engage in order to master the objective), and a means by which mastery of the knowledge or skill taught is measured. Students must complete four out of the six learning objectives within the Internship Registration Form in Handshake:
    Learning Objective 1: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
    Learning Objective 2: Oral/Written Communications
    Learning Objective 3: Teamwork/Collaboration
    Learning Objective 4: Technology Skills
    Learning Objective 5: Leadership Skills Learning
    Objective 6: Professionalism/Work Ethic

  • Learning Objective Example

    Learning Objective: Oral/Written Communications
    Learning Goal: To become familiar with the tasks performed in a public relations department in a non-profit agency.
    Means of Accomplishment: Successfully write a publishable press release. If writing a press release is not already
    assigned to me, I will request the opportunity to write one. Research and seek advice on how to write press releases
    from co-workers and faculty. Write the press release. Have my supervisor review and edit draft until it is in
    publishable form.
    Means of Measurement: Employer publishes/uses press release or indicates that it could be used.

*Please ensure you designate Handshake as an approved sender (to avoid future emails going into the clutter or spam folders)*

This process must be completed by the semester’s add/drop deadlines in order for you to receive credit for your internship.

Click the following semesters to view important dates regarding internship registrations.

  • FALL 2021 INTERNSHIP DEADLINES

    Fall 2021 Internship Guidelines (Follows Academic Calendar Add-Drop Periods)
    SEPTEMBER 14 Tuesday Last day to add an internship without petitioning to the Academic Standards Committee
    DECEMBER 1 Wednesday Final deadline for paper and evaluation
  • WINTER 2022 INTERNSHIP DEADLINES

    Winter 2022 Internship Guidelines (Follows Academic Calendar Add-Drop Periods)
    JANUARY 5 Wednesday Last day to add an internship without petitioning to the Academic Standards Committee
    JANUARY 19 Wednesday Final deadline for paper and evaluation
  • SPRING 2022 INTERNSHIP DEADLINES

    Spring 2022 Internship Guidelines (Follows Academic Calendar Add-Drop Periods)
    FEBRUARY 7 Monday Last day to add an internship without petitioning to the Academic Standards Committee
    APRIL 28 Thursday Final deadline for paper and evaluation
  • SUMMER 2022 INTERNSHIP DEADLINES (If you are an August 2022 Graduate be sure to notify Rena Piller-Thurston and Faculty Sponsor to ensure your grade is submitted on-time.

    June 7 Tuesday Last day to add an internship without petitioning the Academic Standards Committee
    August 17 Wednesday Final Deadline – papers and evaluations due

     

Internship Report Guidelines

The following report guidelines are for traditional interns only (not practicum students)

After the completion of your semester-long internship, you must complete a final paper to submit to your faculty sponsor for grading. To view the paper guidelines, click the resource below.

*Please note: if you are in the Gabelli School of Business, you must complete an additional writing requirement as part of your internship report.  See section five in the resource below for more details.

*ATTENTION: To avoid receiving an “Incomplete” for your internship, all requirements, the final paper and evaluation must be submitted online in Handshake by the deadline listed above. If you wish to graduate at the end of the semester or wish to be on the Dean’s list in the fall or spring semester, you cannot receive an “Incomplete.” You do not need to have completed all of your working internship hours by the deadline to avoid an “Incomplete,” however you should have completed 80-90% of them by that deadline.*

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