I have an internship and I want to get credit for it. What should I do?
You will need to submit the following to the faculty coordinator:
- Internship Learning Agreement (ILA)
This is essentially a contract between you, your internship supervisor, and Clayton State University. It must be signed by you and your site supervisor before submitting.
- Learning Objectives
This document should contain at least three (3) learning objectives. These describe what you are going to be able to learn by participating in this internship. There are guidelines and a sample to help you when writing this document, but here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Be sure to work on these with your site supervisor as they can help you figure out what you will learn from this experience.
- Keep your learning objectives professional; that is, well organized and free of spelling and/or grammatical errors.
- A good rule of thumb is that if you wouldn't want to submit this document to your supervisor, then don't submit it to the faculty coordinator.
- Make sure you look over them before you submit to the faculty coordinator. The ILA will not be approved by the faculty coordinator until these are correct.
- A copy of your resume
What is the deadline for submitting this paperwork?
Who is this faculty coordinator you keep talking about?
I've turned in my paperwork, why haven't I been registered for the course?
Once the faculty coordinator has approved your paperwork, we will work as fast as we can to get you registered for the course. You can help speed up this process by ensuring that all holds have been removed and you've carefully looked over your learning objectives before you submit your paperwork to the faculty coordinator.
I'm registered for the course, thanks! Bye!
Not so fast! You will still have responsibilities during the semester. Look out for an email from the faculty coordinator about orientation and other important dates.
Can the faculty coordinator get me an internship?
No. The faculty coordinator may know of some available internships and places where our students have had success with securing an internship in the past, but ultimately, it is your responsibility to apply for and get an internship. And before you ask, Career Services does not do internship or career placement either. However, they do provide invaluable assistance with resumes and interview preparation. If you haven't already, be sure to look at Laker Career Zone to find any internships currently available.
What should I do if I still have questions?
Contact the faculty coordinator, of course!