On-Campus Internship Program

Program overview

The Office of Student Employment has developed the On-Campus Internship Program to aid departments in developing opportunities for students to gain valuable internship experience in areas directly related to their academic programs. Qualified positions allow interns to earn course credit. Positions developed and approved within the program will be able to hire every academic year, and student employment will pay up to 50% of the students' wages to offset the cost to the department.

Are you eligible to apply?

The application process must be completed by the direct supervisor of the student interns. The supervisor and internship position must meet the following criteria prior to application approval:

  • The direct supervisor must complete the application and vetting process.
  • Any supervisors who the interns will work for must have completed Jaguar Series One prior to approval.
  • Internship descriptions must use the job description template when submitting the application.
  • Positions must pay at least $11.00 per hour and up to $12.00 per hour.
  • Positions must be at a level in which students could earn internship credit within their programs.
  • Positions must be at the skill level of a sophomore or junior student.
  • Student employment will cover up to 50% of the interns' earnings.

Please review the internship manual to learn more about the requirements and documents needed to apply.

Student requirements

As a part of the program, students have requirements that must be met throughout their internship experience. Supervisors should clearly communicate these requirements to students prior to extending an offer for the position. Students must agree to the requirements established before choosing to participate in the program.

Interns are required to seek academic credit for one of the two semesters of employment. This can be through the student's program of study or another approved course.

As an additional learning component, students will be required to complete new development criteria. Criteria follows a point system in which students can pursue development opportunities based on their needs and interests. Students are required to earn a total of 12 points as outlined below:

1 PointCareer Services Appointments—Students can earn 1 point for each career services appointment scheduled and attended. This could include resume or cover letter review, job search appointment, or career development advising. Online resume and cover letter review submission does not qualify.
2 PointsInformational or Mock Interview—Students can conduct an informational interview or do a mock interview with a professional for 2 points. This should be done with a professional outside of a career services office.
2 PointsJob Shadowing—Students can choose to job shadow at any organization or with any professional in the community of their interest for 2 points each.
3 PointsPublic Showcase (required)—Students are required to publicly present on what they have learned and worked on at the end of their internship experience. They have several formats they can choose from and may create a showcase that relates to their experience. The points earned for the showcase will count toward the total of 12 points needed.
3 PointsWorkshops—Workshops will be provided by the Office of Student Employment every other month. Each workshop students attend will be worth 3 points. Students may request credit toward workshops outside of the Office of Student Employment as well.
3 PointsEvents—Students will receive 3 points for any career development events attended. This could include career fairs, Fall Career Week events, or school-specific career approved events.

2019–20 academic year timeline

 

March 1, 2019*

Online application process opens; applications will be approved on an ongoing basis.

*Please provide at least seven business days for us to process your application. Once your application is approved, you can post the job description on JagJobs and begin the recruitment and interview process.

August 1, 2019

Online application process closes; no applications will be accepted after this date.

August 11, 2019

First eligible day students can begin working within the program for the 2019–20 academic year.

September 30, 2019**

Last day to hire initial students into approved positions.

**If you have student turnover after the initial September 30 hiring deadline, please contact the program coordinator to discuss replacing the student staff using the program funding.

 

2020 calendar year timeline

 

November 1, 2019

Application process opens; applications will be approved on an ongoing basis.

January 31, 2020

Application deadline; no applications will be accepted after this date.

January 13, 2020

First eligible day students can begin working within the program for the 2020 year.

March 27, 2020*

Last day to hire initial students into approved positions.

*If you have student turnover after the initial September 30 hiring deadline, please contact the program coordinator to discuss replacing the student staff using the program funding.

 

Program requirements

Once the supervisor and internship opening(s) are approved, it is time to move into recruitment and filling your opening(s). Please review the specific requirements of the position and of the eligible students who can fill them below.

  • Supervisors are required to meet with students regularly.
  • Supervisors will complete requirements via Canvas.
  • Supervisors and students will complete an evaluation process at the end of each semester.
  • Supervisors will work with the Office of Student Employment to schedule two site visits during the academic year.

  • Positions must pay at least $11.00 per hour and up to $12.00 per hour.
  • Positions can utilize interns up to 15 hours per week or 30 bi-weekly.
  • One opening can be filled per position.
  • Positions must be posted on JagJobs to recruit student interns.
  • Positions can begin in early August and end in May.
  • Position descriptions must be accurate to the responsibilities the intern is actually completing.
  • Student employment will reimburse 50% of student's earnings unless the student is utilizing a work-study award, then 25% of their earnings will be covered.

  • Eligible students must be of sophomore or junior status at the time in which they will be employed.
  • Eligible students must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits in both semesters within which they are employed as interns.
  • Student interns can work no more than 15 hours per week.
  • Student interns must register for an internship course within either the fall or spring semester of their internship.

Application process

We are now accepting applications for a new timeline: January 2020–December 2020. This provides departments with the opportunity to have interns during the summer. All requirements for supervisors and students remain the same. Please contact Lauren DeHaan to apply.

We will begin accepting applications for the August 2020–May 2021 timeline in March.