Thank you for your interest in a potential USF Intern, the Career Success Center is excited to assist you, here is some information to help get you started.
Internships are full or part-time, credit or non-credit bearing, short-term, supervised, work experiences. They can be established on or off-campus and may be paid or unpaid. Faculty members, collaborating with an on-site supervisor, monitor and supervise student progress, detail content, and evaluate final achievement. Not included in the internship category are field work, practica, student teaching, clinical experiences, and independent study experiences.
Internships provide the opportunity for a student to integrate work and formal education with experts in his/her major field of study, to test the chosen career path, and to be involved in activities like those of full-time employees.
The University of St. Francis expects that the objectives of an internship be content based, skill related, academically substantive, value related, and integral to the students’ academic and career path. If you need assistance developing learning objectives that align with your Internship goals, please speak with your Faculty Supervisor.
Pay, Course Credit or Both:
Think about if you can pay the intern, if not, you will have to offer course credit. The only organizations exempt from these requirements are government agencies and non-profits. Credit can be offered to students on a 1 credit hour basis. The number of semester hours of credit granted on an internship is dependent upon the expected learning experience, amount of challenge, exposure to the field, number and difficulty of oral and written papers and presentations, and contact or clock hours. The intern must meet the minimum requirement of 45 clock hours for each semester hour of credit.
Academic Credit Internships:
Non-Academic Credit Internships:
Please submit a job description to our free online job databases:
Here are the links to our two job boards:
USF CareerLink reaches USF students and alumni seeking employment and internship opportunities:
College Central Network is a job board that reaches 25 small colleges/universities throughout Illinois as part of the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA):
Employment and Internship Coordinator, Career Success Center
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