To gain approval for an internship, follow the procedures outlined below. Click to expand the links.
Note: Employers look for detailed-oriented self-starters who can work concientiously and independently. A measure of your readiness for an internship will be your ability to follow these directions.
To qualify for SC 483: Internship, a student must have
Finding an ideal internship is essentially the same as a job search, and that experience, in-and-of-itself is a valuable one, helping prepare you for "the real deal."
Hence, searching for an internship is an important part of the process.
You do not have to go it alone.
Embrace the search experience and you will likely produce good results.
Impress your Internship Coordinator with what you turn up as possibilities (This is the next step of the process).
When you’ve found one or more ideal possibilities for an internship, it’s time to consult your Internship Coordinator. You’ll need the following:
After assembling these materials, it’s time to make an appointment. Here’s who to contact, designated by major.
This process will vary, from place to place, but generally you will indicate your interest (in a letter of application), provide a resume, and request an interview.
Career Services can assist you with your resume and letter of application, as well as provide pointers for an interview.
If you've taken SC 330: Corporate & Professional Communication (or MG 252: Business Communication), you gained invaluable insights for the resume and other application materials.
In SC 330 as well as SC 335: Interviewing, we also provide tips for a successful interview.
If the organization offers you an internship, they’ll need to complete our Internship Agreement This form ensures everyone is “on the same page” by providing a detailed description of your duties. The On-Site Supervisor has an obligation to see that you have an adequate opportunity to gain information and/or skills to enhance your career possibilities and to utilize/augment what you’ve learned in your classes at Southeast.Internship Agreement Form
When you’ve been offered an Internship, it’s time to meet with the Internship Coordinator again and make the final sales pitch.
To do so, bring along the following items:
Once the Internship Coordinator has all of your materials and is convinced that the internship is, indeed, a good experience, she will recommend “approval” to the department chairperson.
After the department chairperson has signed off, you will have permission to enroll in SC 483. (Note: You will actually do the enrolling, yourself.)
As a student in SC 483, you will report regularly to the Internship Coordinator, who will serve as the instructor for the course.
To earn credit for the course, do as follows:
We hope the internship has been a great experience for you. Now is the time to wrap up.
We appreciate the opportunity the On-Site Supervisor has provided. You — no doubt — appreciate it as well.
A thank-you note is certainly in order, isn’t it? Hastings, Hallmark, or the Southeast Bookstore likely has the perfect card.