An internship is defined by Barrett as a single, short-term work assignment that offers the student the opportunity to enhance classroom knowledge. Your internship should consist of career-related professional work experiences that will promote your academic and personal goals. The internship experience can be paid or unpaid, but it should not be a part-time job, whereas the scope of your responsibilities should be more than basic administrative and clerical tasks.
Students are able to earn zero, two, or three credits for their internship experience combined with the coursework for HON 484. See the table below for more information regarding the for-credit and zero-credit options for HON 484.
Internship Parameters and Regulations
Students have substantial flexibility in finding and determining internships. The college gives careful consideration to the student’s quality of experience. As a result, certain restrictions do apply as follows:
- Internships cannot be a continuation of full-time, part-time or summer job.
- Internships must be NEW experiences; thus, students must start their internship and be enrolled in course credit during the same semester.
- Internships are not allowed with companies owned or managed, fully or in part, by family members nor can internship positions be supervised, directly or indirectly, by family members.
- Internships involving direct payments from clients and customers to students are not allowed.
- Internships at companies that have student ownership or promises of ownership to the students are not allowed.
- Internships cannot be used to receive credit for any other class in addition to HON 484.
Internship Course Registration Process
Internships should be pursued as early as possible (usually in the preceding semester) in order to secure the internship itself and make sure that all appropriate pre-conditions are met for both the company and the college. Remember: businesses are independent companies and they have their own priorities, requirements and timelines. Likewise, the college has its own deadlines in order to operate effectively. It is the student’s responsibility to navigate this process to meet the following deadlines.
Spring 2018 Deadlines and Important Dates
- All paperwork must be submitted to Sarah Hipolito by Friday, December 22, 2017 before 4:30pm to process everything prior to the First day of classes.
- Internship start dates can range from December 5, 2017 through January 15, 2018.
- Classes begin on January 8, 2018, so be sure to login to Blackboard on this date, even though the first in-person session isn’t until January 17, 2018.
- In-person sessions will take place once a month on the following Wednesday nights from 5pm to 7:50pm. All in-person sessions must be attended.
- January 17, 2018
- February 21, 2018
- March 21, 2018
- April 18, 2018
Remember, this is a class with actual graded coursework beyond your time at the internship site. Be aware that you will not receive credit for just showing up to your internship and not participating in the class.
HON 484 For-Credit and Zero-Credit Options
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