Guidelines & Requirements
THE FACULTY HAS ESTABLISHED INTERNSHIPS so that students might better acquaint themselves with environmental, pre-vocational, political, social, educational or technical circumstances of our society. The central component of the Internship is an off-campus, participatory experience, under the guidance and supervision of a qualified practitioner in the field. The experience must involve academic content. Time spent in the field may be reduced by the amount of time necessary to complete academic requirements or materials for evaluation; additionally, the Faculty Adviser or Department Chair may require additional academic requirements for the student to complete, where it seems appropriate. Internships are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
PRIOR TO BEGINNING AN INTERNSHIP, students must secure written permission from the sponsoring agency and the Internship Faculty Adviser. Students will receive credit only for Internships, which have been approved in advance. Written proposals must be completed and in the Office of Academic Affairs by April 15, for Summer and Fall Sessions and by November 15, for Intersession and Spring Sessions.
- A student may take no more than 2 Internships for credit. Both Internships may be taken in the same department.
- A student must have a G.P.A. of 2.5, or better, to take an Internship for credit.
- A student may not take an Internship for credit while on academic probation.
- Except in unusual and compelling circumstances, the practitioner/sponsor of a student’s off-campus participatory experience may not be a member of the student’s family.
- An Internship linked to previous employment must involve significantly different experiences or activities.
Please circle appropriate session: Fall Intersession Spring Summer 20__
Student: ______________________________________________________ Box #______________
Campus Address & Phone: ___________________________________________________________
Home Address _____________________________________________________________________
Class: _______________________________ Student ID No.________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________ Phone: _____________________
FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP APPLICATION TO BE REVIEWED, ALL OF THE SECTIONS OF THIS APPLICATION LISTED BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS BY THE DEADLINE INDICATED ON PAGE 1 OF THE APPLICATION FORM.
Include the following:
- A detailed description of the work/activity that commits you to 10 hours per week in the Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions and to 40 hours per week for Intersession ( a minimum of 120 hours total in any of these Sessions). (Attach to this form.)
- A brief original essay explaining why you want the Internship and how it will advance your education, in both general and specific ways. (Attach to this form.)
- A completed “Intent-to-Sponsor” form (see attached).
- Who will be your supervisor and how will your work/activity be supervised? Answer below.
- What will be the means of your evaluation? (A log, test, artistic project? If a paper, describe the content.) Answer below.
Describe in detail , after consulting with your sponsor and supervisor, your time budget:
Beginning: Date (mm/dd/yy) ____________________________
Ending: Date (mm/dd/yy) _______________________________
Location of field experience: _________________________________________________________
Schedule for time spent in the field: ___________________________________________________
Schedule for time spent completing other requirements: ____________________________________
Course Name ______________ 198
Student Intern Date Chair of Department Date
Faculty Project Adviser Date Chair of Department (please print)
Faculty Project Adviser (please print) Office of Academic Affairs
Are you currently studying on a student visa? _________ Yes _________ No
If yes, you must obtain approval from the Office of International Programs.
Intent-to-Sponsor Internship Form
Thank you for agreeing to sponsor a W&J student’s off-campus Internship. This participatory experience is meant to be a genuine attempt to explore some facet of society. The student will receive regular college credit for the Internship, if it is approved. Please supply the information requested below, which will assist the College in determining the merit of the student’s proposal for an off-campus Internship.
Sponsoring Agency: _______________________________________________________________
Location(s) of the field experience:
Student’s Intermediate Supervisor:
Please describe an approximate schedule that the student intern will be expected to follow:
(For Sept.-Dec. and Feb.-May Internships, the College required the intern to commit him- or herself to 10 hours per week , part of which can be spent completing academic requirements or materials for evaluation, such as a final report or portfolio of work. For the January Internship, students must commit themselves to 40 hours per week .)
Please describe the nature of the Internship and the type of field experience:
Off-Campus Internship Adviser Date
Off-Campus Internship Adviser (please print)
Last Revised 03/15/2017
INTERNSHIP-GRADE REPORT FORM
To: Off-Campus Internship Adviser for _____________________________________________
Please complete this evaluation and return it by: _______________________________________
to the student’s on-campus adviser: _________________________________________________
As off-campus adviser to: ________________________________________________________
from: __________________ to: ___________________ I have evaluated his or her performance
in accordance with the requirements previously established in the Internship proposal.
______ Passing grade: Satisfactory completion of requirements with average or above average performance
______ Unsatisfactory level of performance
Signature: _________________________________ __________ Off-campus Adviser (Date)