Undergraduate Internships

Section III. Item 6.

  1. Student internships will normally meet the following standards.
    1. Not more than 15 semester hours of credit should count toward the 120 credit hours required for graduation except where accrediting standards (organizations/agencies) or professional practice require a greater number of hours.
    2. S/U grading should be used for internships except where there is close faculty supervision of students or where professional practice indicates preference for letter grades.
    3. The ratio of actual clock hours in the internship to credit hours earned should not exceed 30:1, excluding travel and preparation time.
  2. Department curriculum committees should be responsible for providing the college curriculum committee with the following information when proposing new internship courses:
    1. Relationship of the internship to the total program.
    2. Requirements or recommendations of accrediting agencies, organizations, or professional standards when applicable.
    3. Objectives of the internship and procedure for evaluating student accomplishments.
    4. Type and amount of supervision of student interns.
    5. Role and/or responsibility of the participating internship agency.
    6. Evidence that quality control of the internship rests with the college/department.
    7. Qualifications of personnel supervising student interns.
    8. Faculty-student ratio.
    9. Whether internship is for majors only or also for non-majors (with rationale given for non-majors).
    10. Student prerequisites for the internship should be spelled out, e.g., GPA, hours earned, etc.

Approved by Undergraduate Coordinating Council, April 30, 1992