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An Indiana University Southeast Internship is an educational experience related to a student’s degree program and career plan which allows the student to apply what he/she has learned to real work situations. An Internship involves a student, an employer supervisor and a sponsor of the university.
Learning objectives are established by the faculty member, student, and employer and then recorded in an official Learning Agreement. The program does not allow for the employer supervisor and the sponsor of the university to be the same individual.
An Internship may be a paid or unpaid experience and a student may earn from zero to six academic credit hours (depending on the number of hours worked per week). It is necessary for the internship to be registered through Career Development Center in order for it to appear on the student’s transcript.
Internships are a minimum of 14 weeks in length (the dates do not have to line up neatly with the semester dates). The internship may continue past the initial 14 week period. The student must work a minimum of 8 hours per week and as many as 40 hours per week. Typically, an internship is 15-20 works per week, still allowing a student to attend classes while working.
IU Southeast does not require internships for most majors. Therefore, students may choose to take an internship for credit or may instead choose zero credit. A zero credit hour internship will still appear on a student’s transcript and be monitored by the university.
Credit hours are determined by the number of hours a student works per week. See the chart below:
An internship is an educational experience related to a student’s degree program and career plan which allows the student to apply what he/she has learned to real work situations. An Internship involves a student, an employer supervisor and a sponsor of the university.
An internship is a closely monitored work or service experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what she or he is learning throughout the experience. An internship:
Adapted from materials published by the National Society for Experiential Education