About Summer Internships
Academic internships provide valuable educational experiences, as they facilitate student learning outside of the classroom. Qualified students may be approved by a faculty moderator to work in public and/or private organizations where they are able to gain first-hand knowledge in a specific field.
Students may participate in internships for credit or no credit during the summer.
Students participating in summer or summer/fall split internships for credit may earn a maximum of three (3) credits based on the minimum hours required below.
Summer Internship Credit Structure
|8 hours/week for a minimum of 112 hours (14 week average)
|All internships (excluding business administration internships)
|12 hours/week for a minimum of 168 hours (14 week average)
|Business administration internships
Academic departments are not required to offer summer internships, but those that do offer summer internships will allow students to complete a 3-credit internship during the summer in one of two ways, but may limit which option is available to students.
Students may complete both the “on-site work” and the “academic” components of an internship during the summer.
Students must complete all required hours and academic requirements between May 20 1 and August 20.
Students will be graded and earn the three academic credits at the end of the Summer session.
A student interested in participating in a Full Summer Internship must complete the online U.S. Internship Request for Approval Form which can be found in myHill > Students > Academics > View or Update U.S. Internship Request by no later than Friday, May 31.
Tuition for a Full Summer Internship is $1555.00 and is also due by Friday, May 31.
Students may divide the “on-site work” and the “academic” components of an internship between the summer and the fall semester under the following conditions:
The on-site internship hours will be completed during the summer (between June 1 and August 14) and the remaining required academic work will be completed in the fall semester under the supervision of the faculty moderator. The bulk of the academic work should be completed during the fall semester, but a portion of the academic work may be required to be completed concurrently with the internship (i.e. weekly journals and supervisor evaluations).
At the end of the advertised summer session, the summer portion of the internship will be graded with an “I” Incomplete. Faculty moderators will issue a final letter grade and the credit will be assigned at the end of the fall semester. At that point, the summer “I” Incomplete grade will be converted to a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade depending upon the final letter grade.
Students going abroad or participating in a domestic internship program (e.g. Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., etc.) during the fall semester are NOT eligible to participate in the Summer/Fall split option.
A student interested in participating in a Summer/Fall Summer Internship must complete the online U.S. Internship Request for Approval Form which can be found in myHill > Students > Academics > View or Update U.S. Internship Request by no later than Friday, May 29.
The cost of a Summer/Fall Split Internship will be considered part of the Fall semester tuition.
Note: Students who are approved to participate in a Summer/Fall Split Internship will be registered in both the summer and fall semester. The internship will count as one of the student’s fall semester courses. However, students may apply to have the internship count as a credit overload – provided that they meet the credit overload eligibility and complete and submit a Credit Overload Application to the Registrar's Office. (myHill > Students > Academics > Registration Forms > Credit Overload Application).
Students may participate in a summer internship for no credit in order to gain experience or for personal enrichment.
Students who wish to participate in summer internships for no credit are encouraged to complete the online Internship Application process so that the experience can be recorded.
Non-credit internships that are submitted through the online U.S. Internship Request for Approval Form process will appear on the student’s Achievement Record but will not appear on the Academic Transcript.
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