Requirements for participation

The internship program is equivalent to an upper division course.

  • Part-time 3-or-6 hour internship: Junior standing
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or more is recommended. In exceptional circumstances we may allow a student with a 2.5 GPA or better to undertake an internship.
  • Demonstrated good citizenship and high responsibility level.
  • Availability of suitable internship opportunity, and acceptance by the internship sponsoring organization or company.
  • Approval of your academic advisor and faculty supervisor.

Application process

  • Discuss the program with your academic advisor, reviewing your needs for graduation.
  • Determine if the program and time commitments will fit your schedule: This step means scheduling your classes to have sufficient consecutive hours free for the internship assignment.
  • Meet with a representative at the Graves Center for Calling & Career at Georgetown College office
    • a professional résumé
    • a cover letter
    • an unofficial copy of your transcript
    • The application requires four signatures: student, academic advisor, faculty supervisor and the career development representative.
    • The staff representative is trained to assist with the preparation of your résumé and cover letter.
  • Meet with your faculty supervisor and discuss possible assignments.

Procedure following application

  • Acceptance in the program will normally occur within a week after submitting application. If additional information is needed, you will be advised.
  • Once accepted into the program, you should meet immediately with a staff member at the Graves Center for Calling and Career office to begin the search process for a suitable internship assignment.
  • Once contact has been made with an organization, you will be asked to meet with a representative of the organization to gain final approval by the sponsoring organization. You will not be formally accepted by the organization until after this review.
  • Once accepted, you will complete and submit the Placement Confirmation Form to your faculty supervisor.

Specific requirements of the assignment

Your own responsibilities:

  • With the assistance of the faculty supervisor and your internship site supervisor, establish two to four goals and objectives for your internship.
  • Submit your personal resume, which will help your site supervisor introduce you to your new work group.
  • Budget sufficient time and effort to make sure your internship is a valuable learning experience.
  • Be enthusiastic and positive.

Your responsibilities to the internship organization

  • Report for the hours assigned and advise your site supervisor if for any reason you will be unable to report during the assigned hours.
  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct by respecting your sponsor company’s work environment, dress code and work culture, as well as its code of ethics and confidentiality.
  • Complete in the given time frame the assignments requested by the organization.
  • Report any problems which may arise during the internship assignment to your site supervisor and your faculty supervisor.

Your responsibilities to Georgetown College and your faculty supervisor:

  • Final acceptance in the program is dependent upon finding suitable opportunities in the business world for the student and maintaining minimum academic standing.
  • Start an internship control book; maintain a time log; complete brief monthly progress reports on time; complete final term paper when required.
  • Complete written assignments:
    • Daily log to be submitted regularly in the control book (a new, clean binder used exclusively for the internship).
    • Brief progress report and term paper report on the total program with copy to faculty supervisor.
    • Appreciation letter sent to your supervisor/site supervisor at the end of the program with copy to faculty supervisor.
  • Meet regularly with your faculty supervisor to discuss activities, problems, questions, etc. (Submit control book at this time)
  • Update the Georgetown College Internship file with recent company and product literature. This will help future students.

The final grade will be determined by your faculty supervisor with the assistance of the sponsoring organization. An evaluation sheet for each student will be jointly prepared by the company supervisor (site supervisor), the student, and the faculty supervisor. The grade will be based upon this evaluation and the quality of written assignments, including the final paper report, and the conferences with your faculty supervisor.