What is an internship?
An internship engages students in a unique relationship between the workplace and the academic institution.
It is a structured and supervised professional experience, at an approved site, for which the student will gain experience and earn academic credit.
At Longwood University , internships are part of the student's academic program and are seen as different from volunteerism or simple work-for-pay, such as after-class or summer jobs.
What is Goal 14/15?
GOAL 14/15: The application of knowledge and skills developed in the student's course of study through completion of an internship, guided field experience, or directed research (one credit). NOTE: Students who complete a required experience as part of their major course of study are exempted from this goal.
Identify specific objectives to be achieved through the completion of the internship, field experience, or research project
Evaluate their own progress towards those objectives.
What do you need to know?
- Every department is different
- When students typically complete an internship
- The terms
- The players: you, advisor, site supervisor, employer supervisor, etc.