STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
A common challenge in any career field is securing that first position. This is made even more difficult without any experience; but, if you can’t get a job without experience, how can you get experience without having held a job? This is where an internship is valuable.
The purpose of an internship is to allow students to gain practical work experience under the supervision and guidance of faculty and professionals. The internship is typically related to the student’s program of study, and is to be completed near the end of the second year of college.
The student has the responsibility to work 25 hours per week (15 weeks), at the site of the internship during the academic semester in which he or she is registered for the program specific internship course: HMT 2291 or HMT 2292.
At the end of the internship, a student will now have an updated, polished resume and be able to articulate a revised career outlook with specific career specific objectives. A student will have learned necessary workplace competencies by meeting set goals throughout the internship experience and the academic work.
An opportunity such as this will prove invaluable as one evolves from the role of a student into the role of the professional. However, the capacity of knowledge gained, contacts established and experience fulfilled is the responsibility of the student. Each student will have immeasurable support, but this final course is an intermediary step between the safety of educator supervision and the responsibility of the individual.
HOW TO ENROLL IN AN INTERNSHIP
WHERE DO I START?
At least two quarters prior to the intended quarter of the internship, begin to look at these requirements. Sometimes it takes that long to get everything in order.
Grade Point Average (GPA): GPA must be a 2.0 or above at the time of application.
Meet Course Pre-Requisites: The internship course is a specific class, HMT 2291 or 2292, one needs to register for like any other at Sinclair. If you are unsure as to whether you have completed all of the pre-requisites, please check with the internship coordinator building 5, room 5113.
1. Find Internship: A student needs to have found and be hired into an internship position with an approved employer before he or she can register for the class. A list of employer contacts is available in the Internship Office for your usage or you may use an unlisted employer pending internship office approval.
For those students currently employed, you may use your current employer for your internship. However, you must take on a job responsibility entirely different from your current position, or work with your supervisor to create a project to complete which will showcase a learning objective.
HMT students please see Jessy Jones for approval to use your current employer.
Resume: You will need to produce a polished resume. Visit Career Services (RM 10315, 937-512-2772) to evaluate your current resume. If you do not have one, they will gladly assist you in creating one.
It is important that the job search, application and hiring is done solely by the student because the purpose of the internship is to provide a guided, controlled situation in which the student is to experience all parts of the professional workplace. To find a job is part of that process. The student will always be provided with resources, guidance, suggestions and support from the Internship Office to find internship opportunities, but a student will not be found or placed in an internship this party.
2. Worksite Form and Learning Objectives: Next, fill out the worksite form. The worksite form has a portion that will need to be filled out by the employer. In addition, you will set up Learning Objectives with your supervisor and list them on the form. Return the completed form to the Internship Office.
3. Approval to Register: Your registration form must be signed by the Internship Coordinator, building 5 room 5113.
4. Register and Pay for the Course: The student registers and pays as he or she would any other course. Keep in mind that all standard regulations apply, such as registration and payment deadlines. The instructor listed with the course is the assigned Internship Instructor. This is who will oversee your academic work during the quarter
5. Receive Assignment Workbook: May be found in your ANGEL Couse shell for HMT 2291or 2292.
6. Return all required forms to internship instructor: The Worksite Form is due by the end of the first week of the quarter. The mid-term and final evaluation from your employer, along with the Student Feedback form and a two page typed report with a cover sheet are due at the start of the last week of the quarter.
Please contact the Internship Office with any Questions