Will I be paid for my internship?
Only if you are certified, you may get paid internship experience. All internship experiences are valuable. Remember that if you go in to an internship and work hard, you may create future job opportunities and connections.
When can I enroll in the internship class?
In order for your internship to count for class credit students must have completed Interpreting III course prior to enrolling in the class.
How many hours does internship require?
In order to successfully complete the internship class, students must complete 240 hours within a 9-16 week period based on the semester enrolled.
How many hours a week do I need to work?
Typically students work around 20 hours per week at their internship. However, this should be a discussion between the student and mentor and an agreement of schedule should be settled upon that works for both parties.
Who is responsible for finding internship placement? Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to find their own internship. The department sends out weekly pre-approved internship opportunities that can assist you in your search.
How many assessments will I need to complete?
There are two assessments to complete. First one is expected at halfway through semester and another one is expected at end of semester.
Will I have to attend class and if so how many times?
Yes, students will need to attend a few classes throughout the semester. During these classes the instructor will review managerial and leadership styles and information which you can utilize during your internship and help you complete your final project.
If I find an internship prior to semester can I start logging hours?
Yes, students are able to start logging internship hours prior to the semester after the first internship meeting (the month before semester begins). We understand that the industries do not run on semesters and we do not want the students to miss out on a great opportunity.
Can I work at my internship when school is not in session (ex. Spring Break)?
Yes, students are able to work during these “off” times and the department supports this as being an excellent time to gain valuable experience.