Student Internship Info
Employer Internship Info
Ethics Guidelines for Internship Partners
Anderson College of Business Academic Internship Program
The Anderson College of Business Academic Internship Program serves as a pre-professional bridge between coursework and career, integrating undergraduate and graduate studies with careers in the private, nonprofit or government sectors. At Regis, an academic course taken concurrently with the internship allows students to receive credit toward their graduation requirements. Students majoring in all fields are encouraged to participate in the Academic Internship Program.
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Expectations for the Internship Site and Supervisor
An internship is a supervised, pre-professional learning experience for the student. Its purpose is to integrate classroom learning with practical skill development in a real-world setting. The internship should have a beginning and end, and clearly defined learning objectives related to the student’s professional goals. The student should be acquiring knowledge and skills that will be transferable to other employment settings. Internships may be paid or unpaid. With unpaid internships, the internship must not simply advance the operations of the employer or be work that a regular employee would routinely perform. If you are considering this option, please contact Eugene Wilkerson, PhD, Director of the Workforce Ethics and Lifelong Learning (WELL) Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The internship should provide authentic work aligned with the student’s goals, encouraging the student to master skills and develop new competencies. The internship should offer a professional opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to real-world issues. It should allow the student to connect with a specific domain/discipline and develop an understanding of its interdisciplinary connection to the real world. It should include a clearly defined project with tangible deliverables and an appropriate level of challenge. Examples include direct work with clients; conducting research, studies, or surveys; compiling reports; developing and giving presentations; and creating volunteer trainings and handbooks.
An internship site supervisor should have expertise in the internship area. We seek individuals who are interested in coaching and mentoring others. Regular feedback is critical to the success of the students and the site supervisor will play an important role in this regard. As the student gains experience the site supervise will increase their responsibilities in order to provide developmental opportunities. Specific site supervisor responsibilities are outlined in the site conformation form.
Information About Credit-Bearing Internships
In order to earn credit for the internship, students enroll in a three-credit internship course in a related major/minor during their internship semester. This means:
- Students follow academic guidelines contained in a syllabus and work closely with a Regis professor
- Students develop clearly defined learning objectives related to their academic and professional growth
- The internship site supervisor is viewed as a co-educator
- Students pay tuition for credit-bearing internships and earn a final grade; for unpaid internships, they are covered under the University’s workers’ compensation and general liability policies during the internship semester
- Interns must complete a minimum of 120 hours at the internship site during a semester, and typically work 10-15 hours per week. We are unable to approve unpaid internships over 20 hours per week. The Academic Calendar at Regis is as follows: fall semester (late August through early December); spring semester (mid-January through late April); and summer semester (mid-May through mid-August).