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Internships can be an important part of an educational experience, allowing students to get a firsthand look at the practical applications of the knowledge and skills that they have worked so hard to learn in the classroom and lab. The internship experience also has the potential to provide businesses and agencies with a motivated and enthusiastic worker, as well as a jump start on projects or assignments that are important to their organization. Finally, internships can provide students with career connections that can lead to future employment, and can provide businesses and agencies with the opportunity to recruit excellent future employees.
Typically, student interns are assigned to one or more specific projects on which they can expect to make substantial progress and contributions during the term of their internship (rather than just being assigned general duties). At the end of the internship, they then usually prepare a summary or report on their experience.
- Internships may be either paid or unpaid.
- Student interns must be supervised by an on-site preceptor, who will work with an AUM faculty sponsor to select and/or design an appropriate project.
- Student interns will receive academic credit commensurate with the time commitment of the internship. For 3 hours academic credit, student interns are expected to work at the internship site at agreed-upon, designated times for 10 weeks at 20 hours per week, or the equivalent.
- Students will receive a grade of either S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory), based on criteria that are spelled out in an internship contract.