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Student internship opportunities in the School of Sciences

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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.

Internship information for faculty who have been asked to act as a faculty sponsor.  This document contains:

  • set of internship guidelines, including an easy checklist of the steps that you need to take in order to assist a student in setting up an internship.
  • An Internship Contract to be filled out by you, the student, and the on-site preceptor. 

Internship information for students who are interested in finding an internship.  This document contains:

  • set of internship guidelines, including an easy checklist of the steps that you need to take in order to find an internship.
  • An Internship Qualification form to be submitted to the School of Sciences Dean's office.
  • An Internship Contract to be filled out by you, your on-site preceptor, and your faculty sponsor.

Internship information for businesses and agencies who might like to sponsor a student intern.  This document contains:

  • A set of internship guidelines, including a description of the elements an internship should contain in order for a student to receive academic credit and an easy checklist of the steps that your business or agency needs to take in order to set up an internship.
  • An Internship Site Information form and Internship Contract form for you to fill out together with an interested student and faculty sponsor, if you already have an interested student lined up.
  • An Internship Site Information form and a Student Internship Position Description form for you to fill out if you do not currently have an interested student, but would like to recruit one.