SUMMER ACADEMIC INTERNSHIPS
In recent years, anywhere from 40 to 70 students have completed an academic internship each summer. Each of these requires the guidance and supervision of a faculty supervisor, and fortunately many faculty have been generous with their time during summer and offered their support to students. Faculty supervision of summer academic internships tends to look slightly different than for those completed during the regular academic year.
Summer Academic Internships Differ
Faculty members are not on campus regularly. Faculty rely primarily on email to check in periodically with interns, and will do so from locations away from campus.
- Student internships during summer vary greatly in terms of begin and end dates. For example, a student's internship may start on June 2nd and end on July 10th. Or, it may last the entire summer.
Awareness and consideration of how summer internships differ will help student interns and faculty supervisors adjust and remain flexible.
Planning For Summer
Generally speaking, students will approach potential faculty supervisors about their summer internship plans beginning in April, or earlier if the internship will take place outside of the United States. It will be helpful to remain aware of a few key pieces of information related to the registration process for summer academic internship credit as you work with students.
Deadline to register for a Domestic Summer Academic Internship Is June 1st. Deadline to register for an International Summer Academic Internship is April 1st. After that, students will need to register via the petition process for a late add (petition fee will be assessed). NOTE: The June 1st deadline for domestic summer internships may fall before the deadline to register for on-campus summer school courses.
The internship experience must fall within the begin and end dates of the Registrar's Office summer school schedule. Students will be officially registered during term II of summer school.
Grades must be submitted by the grades submission deadline for term II.
Students will be charged the current rate for tuition and can take a summer internship for either 0.5 or 1.0 academic credit. Students should make an appointment with a representative in the Financial Aid Office should they need to apply for financial aid to cover summer tuition.
Along with the Academic Internship Learning Agreement & Plan (and other required paperwork for international academic internships), students must submit the Summer Term II Registration Form (available at the Registrar's Office window) and a $50 non-refundable fee which will be applied to the student's tuition cost for summer credit.