Internship Program Overview

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

The internship is a key component of carrying out the vision of the University: to be characterized by a commitment to equip students to discover and answer God’s call in their lives.

Every major program of study has a field experience component. Internships enhance students’ readiness for the transition from college to career, as well as give them an advantage in the graduate admissions process, in the competition for entry-level positions, and in the achievement of career satisfaction.

PURPOSE OF INTERNSHIP

  • To prepare students for a career in their chosen field by integrating their academic coursework with the practical application of theory base learned in the classroom.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge, refine skills and abilities, and obtain valuable work experience to enhance their job and/or graduate studies following their baccalaureate degree.

UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES

Internship sites, whether on-campus or off-campus, must go through an approval process prior to accepting a student as an intern. Approval is based on the following criteria:

  • The site is able to abide by the internship guidelines set by the University.
  • The site has the ability to train and supervise undergraduate interns.
  • The site is able to provide tasks and projects that align with students’ learning objectives and program of study.
  • The site is able to accommodate the minimum number of clock hours necessary for the completion of the credit requirements within students’ disciplines.
  • The designated site supervisors possess qualifications and experience in the area over which they are supervising.

The specific academic policies that govern internship are outlined in the academic catalog.