Important Internship Information for Higher Education Administration Students
Courses and internships in higher education are directed toward the study of administrative and academic operations of colleges and universities. Specific program options include: administration, student services, curriculum, and instruction option, a higher education teaching internship developed in conjunction with the student’s major academic adviser and the center staff may be anticipated. Internships may be completed at the University or at one of several cooperating institutions. | Mentor Agreement
5190:601 - Internship in Higher Education Administration
5190:602 - Internship in Higher Education Administration Seminar
The Internship and Internship Seminar offer higher education administration program students an opportunity for practical work experience in a higher education setting.
- The Internship and Internship Seminar must be taken concurrently
- May be taken at any semester during a student's program of study
- May be repeated (up to 6 credits of Internship)
- Student is responsible for securing an Internship site
- Sites may be at a variety of institutions: four-year public, four-year private, community colleges, etc.
- Internships are unpaid
- The expected time commitment for a two-credit Internship (during fall or spring semester) is 4-5 hours per week, for a total of approximately 60 hours. For the 5-week summer semesters, the expected time commitment for a 2-credit Internship is 10-12 hours per week, for a total of approximately 60 hours.
- The Internship and Internship Seminar are graded on a credit/noncredit basis
- The Internship Seminar may or may not meet every week. Online discussion boards are often utilized to replace in-class time
- Students may enroll themselves for Internship Seminar and Internship
The Mentor Agreement should be filled out and signed by both the student and mentor. This form should be turned in to the Internship instructor by the second week of the semester.