Three weeks prior to the start of a semester, prospective students are allowed access to the course database of approved sponsors or hosts. During this process, approved sponsors/hosts receive via email the resumes of potential interns. Each company is expected to respect the interview process and notify students in a timely manner of decisions to hire, or not to hire. Once the interviews are completed, companies negotiate directly with the students regarding work schedule.
It is important to realize that the course is composed of highly motivated seniors. Most earn all of their college expenses. Paid internships are expected from all for profit companies.
Although students are allowed only one semester in the internship class, they are coached to plan to remain with their sponsor on a part time basis until graduation if offered the opportunity.
Companies are screened and added to our database of intern sponsors only if they are determined to meet the program's requirements:
- A sponsor must have a commercial place of business or clearly state that meetings will take place at a commercial place of business.
- There must be a business professional available to mentor the intern on a daily basis.
- There should be a minimum of five projects/activities to be accomplished during the semester.
- A sponsor must commit to the evaluation and feedback process being completed in a timely manner.
- Non paid internships are only available for not for profit organizations and require proof of liability coverage for the student.
Register to become a sponsor
Host Internship Form – ask your internship supervisor or host, to complete this form. It is your responsibility to provide this link to the supervisor and to follow up in order to ensure the form is submitted to the course instructor in a timely manner.
Note: if you have an internship with a non-profit organization or an unpaid internship, please use this link to view the Host Unpaid Internship Agreement.