Students Seeking Internships
There are two types of internships in the Coggin College of Business: Academic and Non-Academic. For both types, it is the student's responsibility to find and secure their own internship.
Internships: Not For Academic Credit
Non-Academic internships are essentially the same experience as an academic internship but without the academic credit component. The internship timeline, pay and job requirements are all determined by the student and the employer.
Internships: For Academic Credit
Students may be able to receive academic credit for an internship that is directly related to their major. Each major has a different criteria for what is requested in order for the student to receive credit for the internship. Please read over the specific guidelines for your major (found below, within the "Majors Information" tab). With a few minor exceptions, all academic internships must be paid.
Dee Dee Wyckoff, M.Ed
Need help finding an internship? Let us help!
- Finding an Internship
- Resume Help
Internship or Part-Time Job?
Internships are usually formal programs within organizations whose primary purpose is to offer practical work experience. Internships improve resumes by giving students opportunities to gain professional skills and explore new industries. Would-be interns should evaluate internship programs carefully, to see if those programs offer the training they desire.
The main difference between an internship and a part-time job is that internships include specific learning objectives. In other words, a student is deliberately seeking new knowledge or skills in a particular industry. The internship ought to enhance one’s career objective.
If you have further questions about whether or not your position qualifies as an internship, please contact Dee Dee Wyckoff, Employer Relations Coordinator.
||Summer C 2020
|Online Application Submission Deadline
||Friday, August 16, 2019
||Friday, January 3, 2020
||Friday, May 8, 2020
||Friday, August 23, 2019
||Friday, January 10, 2020
||Friday, May 15, 2020
|Internship Completion Period Date Range
||August 1 - December 7
||January 1 - May 1
||May 1 - July 31
*May be subject to a $100 late registration fee; late registration form must be submitted after this time.
**Approximate start/end dates
Ready to receive academic credit for your internship? Registering for the Coggin internship course is easy. To start, please read the general registration overview below and corresponding tabs. Finally, apply for the internship course online via our course application inside the last tab, ‘Apply Here.’
- Secure an internship
- Obtain an employer verification letter from your company
- Fill out your internship course application electronically
- Meet with a Coggin academic advisor to verify your eligibility
- Drop off all forms to Coggin Career Management Center front desk
- Wait for Coggin internship coordinator to email you
- Self-Register for your internship course!
Once you have accepted your internship offer, Coggin needs to verify some important details. Contact your employer and request an employment verification letter (on their company letterhead) including the following:
*** NOTE: This employer verification letter may be different than an employer offer letter.
- Internship Dates. When is your internship? Identify both a start date and an end date.
- Expected work hours. How many hours do you plan to work? Your employer must confirm you are working the appropriate amount of hours corresponding to your major. Either a weekly or total hour figure is acceptable from your employer.
- Supervisor Contact Information. Supervisor’s name, office address, email, and phone number.
- Pay. How much are they paying you for this position?
- Internship Responsibilities. What are you doing on this internship? What work does your employer anticipate you completing during the internship? Provide some general details regarding your key responsibilities.
Your employer verification letter verifies key internship components which may not be contained in your offer letter. If you offer letter does not contain all of the information listed above, you must obtain a separate verification letter for your employer (on the company’s letterhead) confirming those details.
To avoid enrollment delays and late registration fees keep in mind the following:
- Course Prerequisite Missing - Waiver of College Policy Required. After I meet with my Coggin academic advisor, if my advisor determines I do not meet one of the course prerequisites I understand I must obtain a prerequisite Waiver of College Policy form from them.
- International Work. If any part of my internship takes place abroad I understand I need to meet with a Coggin International study abroad advisor for an additional step of approval. Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to start your application? To avoid application time-outs and frustrations, make sure you have collected the following information asked from you on this form.
- Company Information. Address, phone number, supervisor contact name and email.
- Internship Information. Start and end date (estimates ok), pay rate, estimated hours worked per week.
What Happens to My Internship Application After I Submit Online?
After you finish your online application via the link above check your UNF email, you will receive a copy of the entire form and all your typed responses within 15 minutes.
Once you receive this email, congratulations! You have successfully completed the first step, but there are a few more to go:
- Save the internship application for your records. DO NOT print a copy and submit it to the Coggin Career Management Center. Print off an entire copy of the internship form you just filled out.
- Visit Coggin Academic Advising. Print off the :Academic Advising Verification—Course Prerequisite Internship Eligibility: form. (See the Course Prerequisites tab on the internship website) AND take this form to Coggin Academic Advising. They will verify a few things, and sign your form if all looks good.
- Visit Coggin Career Management Center. Take both your Academic Advising Verification form signed by advising AND a copy of your employment verification letter to the CMC. Drop them BOTH off to the CMC front desk (no need to see the internship coordinator!)
- Wait for Coggin Internship Coordinator Email. After you drop off your forms, be patient. You will receive an email from the Coggin Internship Coordinator. If approved, you are ready for the last step.
- Enroll in Internship Course. Once your internship is approved by the internship coordinator, YOU MUST REGISTER YOURSELF for your internship course! Instructions on how to do this will be in the final email from the internship coordinator.
- Have a great internship!