I. Internship Course Goals, Objectives & Outcomes:
1. Increase career readiness and experience personal growth.
1. Provide a link between the classroom and the workplace.
2. Supply students with meaningful work experience in the professions they are exploring.
3. Cultivate initiative, resourcefulness and time management skills.
4. Students gain a greater understanding of themselves: personally, socially, and professionally.
5. To “Form leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice and service for life.” (SHC Promise Statement)
Outcomes – Students will:
1. Develop a resume targeted towards internship of interest.
2. Gain career related and soft skills experience.
3. Complete the internship with a positive and approved reference from the Internship Site Supervisor.
5. Earn a Business Internship (BUS496) course grade.
Policies and Requirements
As an intern, you
What is an internship?
An internship provides students a meaningful business experience, an opportunity to build their resume and benefits the professionals to whom they are assigned.
Who do I contact if I am interested in finding out more information about the possibility of an internship?
Contact Mrs. Larriviere, Internship Coordinator, Division of Business, to inform her of your potential opportunity or of your interest in seeking internship approval. (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Yenni 315)
How do I prepare for the internship search?
How do I find an internship opportunity?
This can be done in a variety of ways:
What do I do when I find an internship?
First, determine if the course credits fit in your degree plan. If you are not sure check with your Advisor.
For Academic Credit
Provide a job description from the organization to Mrs. Larriviere the Internship Coordinator via email. She will then communicate with the Division Chair to clear you for this course. An Internship/Job Description is a list that includes the job title, general tasks, duties and responsibilities of the position. It may also include the necessary qualifications for the position.
Register for the course BUS496. This can be done during preregistration and/or during add/drop week. The course is completed via Canvas. At the start of the term, log on to your Canvas account to begin the course.
The Division of Business aims to provide students with opportunities to get meaningful experience in their area of interest. Through the internship process, we want our students to increase career readiness and experience personal growth.
Interns provide the following benefit to you
You will find information below about the internship process. We highly encourage our students to do their best and to positively represent themselves, the Division of Business, and Spring Hill College. We look forward to working with you.
Under the supervision of the Division of Business Internship Coordinator and an experienced business professional (Internship Site Supervisor). The internship is a pre-arranged, may be credit-bearing work experience which allows a student to achieve learning objectives which are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or organization. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices, and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory and concepts with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers.
Internships can be paid or unpaid + up to 3 credit hours. Each credit hour will require that 40 hours of work is performed during the term of enrollment. The employer determines the hourly pay or stipend. Please see the Department of Labor Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act at this link- https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm
Credit and work hours (over the course of the semester) are typically as follows:
Step 1: Provide the Intern with a Job Description for the Internship Position. This is needed for the student to seek approval from the Division Chair who will then make a determination if the student is allowed to register for internship course credit. A Job Description includes the job title, responsibilities, possible projects, what the intern can expect to learn, and requirements of the position. It may also include qualifications for the job position.
Step 2: Complete the Learning Agreement
Step 3: Midway – Complete mid-point evaluation
Step 4: Finishing up – Complete Final Evaluation