Internship Guidelines and Procedures

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Students are encouraged to participate in the UAH Internship program. An internship is a one-time project-oriented opportunity to enhance your educational experience by allowing you to apply classroom knowledge in a professional environment. An internship will allow you to explore specific careers, develop new skills, enhance current strengths, gain career related experience, increase your marketability.

The Internship opportunities available are short-term apprenticeship or temporary jobs (120 hours of on-site experience to earn 3 credit hours) in a real-world setting closely related to a student's field of study. The student may or may not be paid but earns college credit for the work experience.

Here you will find information you need to apply, including qualifications and procedures, and a listing with available internships with deadlines, contact information, and website of the sponsor.

Qualifications

Undergraduate Prerequisite

  • Junior standing, six semester hours beyond principles course(s) in the discipline
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 in all UAH business courses attempted in the college
  • An overall GPA of 2.75
  • Completion of at least 15 hours at UAHuntsville
  • Approval of the Director of Advisement
  • Approval of the Department Chair

Graduate Prerequisite

  • An overall GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of nine semester hours at UAH
  • Completion of core classes (ACC 600, ECN 600, MGT 600, MKT 600, and MSC 600)
  • Approval of the Graduate Program Director

Additional Guidelines

  • No more than three hours of internship may be used in the 21 hour undergraduate major. However, students may take a second internship for up to an additional three semester hours with a different organization but these hours may not be counted in the major.
  • Cooperative education does not qualify as an internship. However, in exceptional cases, a student may be allowed to do an internship at a "co-op" organization during the semester the student is registered for coursework. The student must meet all the requirements for the internship.
  • An internship may be paid or unpaid.
  • When a potential internship opportunity is identified, the Career Development Office asks the site supervisor to provide a task description requiring 120 hours of effort (for three semester hours credit) over a semester or summer term period.

The procedure to be followed in obtaining an internship is as follows:

  • Prospective students obtain the Internship Application Form from the Office of Academic Assistance.
  • Students submit their application for review of qualification requirements.
  • Approved applications are returned to the student for submission to the Career Development Office with a copy of his/her resume.
  • The student registers on ChargerPath for an internship for credit, upload their resume, and apply for internships posted by participating companies.
  • Department Chairs will approve the company and the student.
  • Interested companies will contact students for interviews and a selection/placement decision.
  • Selected students will inform the advisor who will register the student for the course.
  • Prior to the final examination week, the Career Development Office will request evaluations from the rating supervisor and issue grades of satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U). The grade of "S" or "U" are not calculated in the students GPA.
  • Complete the exit survey on ChargerPath for internships.