Internship Criteria

  • The internship program is designed as a learning experience. Therefore, the job content should reflect this goal. Job rotation, responsibility for special projects, or assisting a manager in his/her duties are all possible examples of a significant learning experience. Other considerations include scope of learning experiences, formal training, level of analysis, and decision-making. A professional workplace setting with structure and mentoring possibilities is generally expected.
  • Proper supervision of the student should be provided by the sponsoring organization. The student should have an individual within the company to resolve any questions or problems as they arise. Guidance is an important factor. The student is also encouraged to discuss any problems with his/her department chair.
  • The student should be provided with clear learning objectives by the sponsoring organization. Responsibilities, deadlines, and the required results should be well-defined for the student.