Internships 

For Students Seeking Internships

There are two types of internships in the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction, academic and non-academic internships. Each is explained below.  For both types of internships, it is the student's responsibility to find and secure their own internships.  Students can visit Osprey CareerLink to search for opportunities or schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center to discuss additional search strategies.

Academic Internship Information

Students may be able to receive academic credit for an internship that is directly related to their major. Each major has different criteria for what is required in order for the student to receive credit for the internship. There are varying different criteria, guidelines and procedures based upon the internship in which you are applying for. Please read over the specific guidelines for your respective internship.  With a few minor exceptions, all academic internships must be paid.


Academic Internships are done on a full-semester basis and you must register for the internship class during regular registration periods for the upcoming semester, as you would register for any other class. The Academic Internship class is a “locked” class, so you must first apply for the Academic Internship class using the below application form (choose the appropriate one for your major) PRIOR to being able to register for the class.

 

 

The following Academic Internship classes are available:


Computing

  • CIS 3949 Experiential Studies in Computer Science v. 0-3
    Prerequisite: Acceptance in Academic Internship Program and at least six credits of core courses completed. Students will participate in supervised work experiences related to computer science. Students may repeat this course for credit, up to a total of six credit hours.

Engineering 

 
  • EEL 4949 Internship Work Experience v. 0-1 - Prerequisite: Six hours of electrical / civil engineering coursework. Acceptance in Academic Internship program. Students will participate in practical Academic Internship engineering work under approved industrial supervision. Students may repeat this course for credit, up to a total of three credit hours.
  • EML 4949 Internship Work Experience v 0-1 - Prerequisites: Six hours of mechanical engineering course work and acceptance in Academic Internship program. Students will participate in practical Academic Internship engineering work under approved industrial supervision. Students may repeat this course for credit, up to a total of three credit hours.

Construction

  •  BCN 4944 Construction Management Internship - Any student interested in registering for the academic internship course must submit a signed internship agreement form to the professor before the drop/add deadline established by the University calendar of that respective semester.    
 
There are two options for the agreement:

 

The Academic Internship Agreement can be submitted to the main office in Building 50 Room 2400 or faxed to (904) 620-2683.  

  

Construction Internship Partner Company List

 Construction Academic Agreement with Internship Partner Company

Construction Academic Agreement with Non-Internship Partner Company

Academic Internships are done on a full-semester basis and you must register for the internship class during regular registration periods for the upcoming semester, as you would register for any other class. The Academic Internship class is a “locked” class, so you must first apply for the Academic Internship class using the below application form (choose the appropriate one for your major) PRIOR to being able to register for the class.

 

 

 


Instructions for Completing Academic Internship Application Form

  1. Fill out your part first (at the top), then sign it
  2. Have your employer/supervisor at work fill out their part and sign it
  3. Get the signature of your academic advisor
  4. Get the signature of your department’s chairperson (at school - your advisor’s boss)
  5. Get the signature of the International Center (if applicable - if you are an International student)
  6. Bring the form to the Career Development Center.


Notes:

  1. You must get the signatures on the form in the order that they appear.
  2. Your advisor will then open the Academic Internship class for you to register for it one term, if everyone has approved your form.
  3. For each term you want to do the Academic Internship, you must fill out a new form. Make sure to register for the class for each term in which you wish to receive Academic Internship credit.

Non-Academic Internships

Non-academic internships are essentially the same experience as an academic internship but without the academic credit component. Students do not receive academic credit, nor are they required to work with an internship coordinator or academic advisor for approval. The internship timeline, pay and internship job requirements are all determined by the student and the employer.

 

 

For Employers Seeking Students

The UNF College of Computing, Engineering & Construction is an excellent place for employers to recruit new employees.  Our students can offer employers not only an excellent foundation of knowledge, understanding, and insight gained from UNF's outstanding academic programs, but also bring a wide range of skills, abilities, and values to enhance and contribute to their careers as well as lifelong professional development.

Academic Internships

If you would like to offer an academic internship that will enable a student to gain valuable real-world experience and earn academic credit towards their major, please review the applicable academic internship information above. It is important to note that ALL College of Computing, Engineering & Construction majors require that their internship be paid in order for the student to receive credit unless the partner organization is government or non-profit.

Non-Academic Internships

While there are no “formal” requirements for non-academic internships, you might find the following information for “typical” internships helpful in structuring your internship

  • Hours: 15-30 hours per week. Some end up working more depending on the needs within the organization and the student’s desire to earn money/gain experience.
  • Length: Our semesters run 16 weeks start to finish so something in the 12-14 week range is typical.
  • Pay: The general average on pay that is competitive enough for students to consider is $15-22/hr.
  • Hiring Criteria: Typical criteria for that employers consider are GPA, major, grad date, completed coursework

Unpaid Internships

Organizations offering unpaid internships are welcome to advertise their position(s) to CCEC students using Osprey CareerLink and other recruitment methods. However, it is the organizations responsibility to ensure that they are in compliance with all relevant state and federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. This US Department of Labor Fact Sheet may provide some useful information.

Finding Interns

The most effective way to get the word out about your available positions is to post for free in our online jobs database called Osprey CareerLink.  Our listings are accessible by UNF students and alumni 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information and instructions on how to use Osprey CareerLink, visit our Recruiting page.