Common Requirements for Academic Credit

Academic credit is granted for those internships that include the opportunity for the student to experience, as nearly as possible, the professional role of the supervisor. The student should take an active part in such activities as program planning, task analysis, program implementation, direct contact information users, attending meetings or training sessions, recommending options, and evaluating decisions. It is expected that the student will work independently or with minimal supervision during a substantial portion of the internship.

The student intern will document the experience in a written journal. As a part of the journal, the intern will select and annotate one relevant document for every 20 hours of on-site work. Documents may include research or trade/professional journal articles, policy manuals, and electronic sources. Supervisors may assign or guide interns in selection of documents.