Student Internship Information

What exactly is an internship?

An internship through Career Services is an opportunity for you to "earn while you learn." While we will help you find any opportunity to assist you in getting professional experience in your field, the Career Services Center is only able to oversee paid internships due to employment guidelines and liability concerns. Get paid and get class credit at the same time. Student internships are a unique form of education which integrates classroom study with paid, planned, and supervised work experience in the public and private sectors.

VIEW THE INTERNSHIP ORIENTATION HERE

Application Dates and Deadlines of the CSC Internship Program

In order to receive academic credit in the desired semester, your internship application must be turned in between the dates below BEFORE you begin working your internship.

Fall 2014 Internship                              April 21, 2014 to October 24, 2014
Spring 2015 Internship                        November 24, 2014 to March 9, 2015
Summer 2015 Internship                    March 16, 2015 to July 6, 2015
*Future dates and deadlines are subject to change. Please check with CSC frequently.

How to apply for an internship:

Come to the Career Services Center to get more information, located in the Rasmuson Hall 122 or email the UAA Career Services Center at uaa_career@uaa.alaska.edu Make sure to sign up on the UAA Career Services Online Job Database to begin searching for internship opportunities!

INTERNSHIP CHECKLIST:

Step 1: Make an appointment with the Career Exploration Coordinator and obtain the Internship Application Packet
Step 2: Find an internship and meet with your academic faculty advisor AND the internship faculty advisor for acceptance into your internship course
Step 3: Submit completed Internship Application with an official letter of employment and job description to CSC
Step 4: International Students ONLY - Must receive approval in writing (memo) from CSC for submission to the International Student Services Office in order to receive a current I-20
*International students are not permitted to work until they have obtained a current signed I-20 and have submitted to the Career Exploration Coordinator.
Step 5: Review and sign the Academic Learning Agreement via ECHOSign
Step 6: Register for your internship course on UAOnline
---Wait for CSC approval before you begin your internship.---
Step 7: Begin your internship!!

What are the requirements for eligible participation in an internship?

To participate in the program, students must have a declared major, maintain an approved grade point average, and be recommended by the internship faculty advisor.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 3 academic credits for the summer internship and at least 6 academic credits for a fall or spring internship
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0. College of Business and Public Policy students must have a 2.75 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in their declared major.
  • Must be a paid internship
  • During fall and spring, only 20 hours a week will count towards your internship requirements; during summer, only 40 hours a week will count towards your internship requirements
  • No internship may last more than 15 weeks unless otherwise approved by the CSC Career Exploration Coordinator and the internship faculty advisor
  • International students MUST meet additional requirements prior to beginning an internship
  • $95 self-support fee will be assigned to your student account in addition to the course tuition
  • Must be enrolled in an approved internship course
  • A minimum of 225 hours is required for a 3-credit internship (1 credit = 75 hours of work)
  • Must participate in a midway conference call and evaluation with supervisor and the CSC Career Exploration Coordinator
  • Must participate in a final evaluation with supervisor and the CSC Career Exploration Coordinator
  • Must complete final report and any additional requirements of your internship faculty advisor
  • Students are ultimately responsible for any and all paperwork being submitted in a timely fashion