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An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned
in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.
Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make
connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give
employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
-National Association of Colleges and Employers Position Statement on U.S. Internships
BENEFITS There are numerous benefits to participating in the Internship Program. Through the integration of study and work experience, you can enhance your academic knowledge and professional preparation. These experiences can increase your marketability upon graduation. Benefits of aninternship include:
There are numerous benefits to participating in the Internship Program. Through the integration
of study and work experience, you can enhance your academic knowledge and professional
preparation. These experiences can increase your marketability upon graduation. Benefits of an
Register in Career Wings and upload your resume (if you do not have a resume, seek assistance in Career Services)
(Semester before you plan to do your internship)
Attend Internship Orientation Session offered by Career Services (See Career Wings or Career Services Calendar of Events for Dates/times) (Semester before you plan to do your internship)
Conduct a job search and secure an Internship Position (Subject to approval). It is the student’s ultimate responsibility to secure an internship position* (Semester before you plan to do your internship)
Complete all Internship Program Paperwork including all necessary signatures and bring to your academic department. (Semester before you plan to do your internship)
International Students must meet with an International Center Representative for additional requirements. (Semester before you plan to do your internship)
Register for appropriate Course (Note: you are not in the Internship program until you have registered for the appropriate course). (Semester before you plan to do your internship)
Begin Working in your Internship
Have Supervisor complete “Mid-Term Employer Evaluation of Student” and submit to your academic department. It is the student’s responsibility to have the employer submit this evaluation by the deadline. (At Mid-point of semester)
Submit “Mid-term Time Sheet” to your Academic Department
(At Mid-point of semester)
Have Supervisor complete “End of Semester Employer Evaluation of Student” and submit to your academic department. It is the student’s responsibility to have the employer submit this evaluation by the deadline. (At end of semester)
Submit “End-term Time Sheet” to your academic department
(End of Semester)
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If your academic program of study allows you free elective credit hours, you can gain experience by enrolling in the IDS 3949 Internship Course which is coordinated by Career Services:
College of Arts and Sciences IDS 3949 Experiential Studies in Liberal Artsv. 0-3 Prerequisite: Acceptance into the COAS Internship Program. Students will
participate in supervised work experiences related to their major field of study. Students
may repeat this course for credit, up to a total of six credit hours.
Undergraduate: Must be admitted as a degree seeking studentMust have at least 60 credit hours at the time you begin your internship assignmentMust have a declared major (officially accepted into college)*If a transfer student, must have at least one semester of completed course work at UNF Must have at least one semester remaining in program of study*Must have at least a 2.5 Undergraduate GPAMust declare a career goal related to major
Graduate:Must be admitted as a degree seeking studentMust be enrolled in courses at the time of co-op* Must declare a career goal related to majorMust have one semester remaining in program of study*Must have at least a 3.0 Graduate GPA
*Consult the Internship Program Coordinator for specific requirements by
individual departments*Important Note: International students must consult with the International
Center for eligibility requirements
Course FormatThis class does not meet in the traditional classroom setting. Instead, the activities
of the class will take place on the job, according to a schedule agreed upon by you,
the employer, and the designated faculty representative of your department.
Course Blackboard Site: This course is accompanied and supported by a Blackboard website. Each student
officially enrolled in the course will have access to this site. It is extremely important
that you know how to access the Blackboard site and familiarize yourself with its
content. LOG IN to the Blackboard® site by accessing http://blackboard.unf.edu
If you have questions, please contact the ITS Support Center at email@example.com
or 620-HELP (4357).
You must complete the required hours based on the number of credits you have
registered for each semester. Please note: If you register for 0 credit hours you must
complete a minimum of 100 hours/semester.
To Receive You Must Work Minimum of
3 Credit Hours 300 hours/semester2 Credit Hours 225 hours/semester
1 Credit Hours 150 hours/semester
0 Credit Hours 100 hours/semester minimum
Is designedto track the total hours of work performed by you at their Co-op job site.
You must complete the required hours based on the number of credits you have
registered for each semester.
See the course syllabus (link) for due dates for all of your assignments. NOTE: You
MUST submit all your assignments by the specified deadline or you risk failing
your Co-op course.
GRADING SYSTEM: You will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
A passing grade (P) is assigned if you receive a satisfactory evaluation on the
Mid-Term and Final Evaluation Forms, complete the required hours for credit and
you return all completed assignments to the Coordinator by the established due dates.
A failing grade (F) is assigned when you do not submit written assignments, receive
an unsatisfactory employer evaluations, or prematurely terminate your work assignment
without consultation and agreement from both the Co-op Coordinator and the employer.
An incomplete grade (I) may be given under special circumstances, which must be
discussed and agreed upon with the Co-op Coordinator. This incomplete grade will
revert to a failing grade if the matter is not resolved in a timely manner.
Congratulations: if you’ve got an internship lined up, you’re already on the way to the
career you want. This is your chance to gain some insight into your chosen career
sector, collect some practical examples of your skills for future graduate job
applications, and make a good impression on a potential referee. Keep our ten top
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