Where do I start? What do I need to do, and when?
As early as your sophomore year, start making plans for your internship. Talk with your advisor and Professional and Career Development about the requirements of the program. Plan your electives to make sure you can fit an internship into your program during your junior or senior year.
Student Internship Information at a Glance
- You must have completed 60 credits.
- You also must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. If you fall below this, see your academic advisor or career advisor.
- You need to have attended a minimum of 3 career workshops. These are posted at https://www.thomas.edu/career-alumni/events-and-workshops/
- Make sure to talk to your advisor. Internships start at 150 hours for 3 credits but can be more.
- Register for the Internship Seminar through your advisor or the registrar.
- Complete the Learning Contract, which you will get from your career advisor in Professional and Career Development (AD 105).
- If you need help finding an internship, your career advisor can help you search and prepare application materials.
- Once you find an internship, you must work with your site mentor to define your 5 goals (on your Learning Contract).
- The goals and contract need the approval signatures of your advisor, department chair, site mentor, yourself, and career advisor.
- When the Learning Contract is completed, turn it into Professional and Career Development (AD 105).
- A Moodle class will open, and you will be responsible for weekly journaling and a project at the end.
- Your site mentor will be responsible for filling out an evaluation, which includes your goals.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your career advisor! We will guide you and support you through the process. It is our goal for you to have a worthwhile experience that meets your needs.