Internships provide an opportunity to gain real world experience in college. Employers want evidence of professional experience, preferably through two or three internships. About two-thirds of all internships lead to a job offer at the place of internship.
One to three internships may be taken for a maximum of three credit hours. After you’re approved for an internship, a contract must be completed between you, the employer, and Winthrop University. For academic credit to be given, a record of your progress must be kept. Specific guidelines will be set up in the internship contract, but minimum requirements include:
- Filing a weekly report to your internship faculty adviser showing the work you have completed
- Completing a final report that summarizes, reviews and analyzes the internship experience no later than 10 days after completing the internship
- A confidential evaluation by the employer of student’s work and ability to the internship faculty advise
Internship forms are available on the department's forms page.