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Internship Policy - UTDPP1058

Policy Statement

Internships may be available through Graduate Programs or Undergraduate Colleges. Such internships are voluntary and are awarded on a competitive basis.

Eligibility

Prior approval of individual internships must be granted in advance by the responsible faculty committee of the Graduate Program or Undergraduate College or the designated faculty supervisor and internship coordinator.

General prerequisites for internships within a Graduate Program or Undergraduate College will be determined by the appropriate faculty.

Specific prerequisites for a particular internship will be determined by the faculty supervisor or internship coordinator.

Internship credit will be granted only for a self-sufficient project approved by the responsible faculty supervisor or internship coordinator, and not for an employee's previous life or job experience, or for routine duties of current employment.

Role and Scope

The faculty supervisor or internship coordinator and the student have a shared responsibility in defining the role and scope of the internship.

A written proposal outlining the statement of work including specific objectives must be submitted by the student to the faculty supervisor or internship coordinator prior to enrolling in the internship.

The role and scope of the internship must be approved by the sponsoring organization prior to the commencing of the internship.

Monitoring

It is the responsibility of the faculty supervisor or internship coordinator to monitor the progress of the internship.

Assessment

The student must submit a written report to both the faculty supervisor and the internship sponsor at least at the completion of the internship period.*

The internship sponsor will generally submit a written report on the internship to the faculty supervisor at the completion of the internship.

The faculty supervisor or internship coordinator will determine the grade to be awarded to the student for the internship.

The responsible faculty committee of the Graduate Program or Undergraduate College will periodically review the quality of the internship program. Such a review would be made at least once every two years.

* This written report requirement may be waived in the School of Human Development.

Policy History

  • Issued: 1981-04-15
  • Revised: 1988-10-01
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