A2200.65 Educational Internships Contd.

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Type: Administrative
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Educational Internships – Internships or other applied learning opportunities provide work experiences related to the student’s program and career intentions. Internships act as a bridge from student life to professional life. They are intended to provide new learning experiences aimed at deepening and broadening the student’s knowledge and skills, and are helpful in obtaining future employment.

Internships may be credit or non-credit, part-time or full-time, and paid or unpaid, depending on the employer.


Enrollment Eligibility

  • Students must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a Shawnee degree program.
  • Students should begin developing their internship during the semester prior to the semester in which they intend to intern.
  • Internships typically last for a semester, but may be extended in some cases depending on employer’s need and budget, and student job performance.


A student can use a current employer for an internship if

  • it is within their career field, and
  • it is their workplace supervisor agrees to provide new learning opportunities outside of the student’s current duties.
  • their workplace supervisor agrees to allow the student to fulfill the requirements of the course syllabus requirements.


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