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Internships

Spring 2022 Internship Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, February 8 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., DeMoss 4122
  • Thursday, March 3 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., DeMoss 4048
  • Thursday, March 24 – Virtual Teams Meeting  **Email Chelsea Milks to RSVP for the Virtual Meeting**
  • Tuesday, April 5 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., DeMoss 4122

Internships – What is the purpose of an internship?

  • Upper-level on-the-job experience
  • Facilitates your learning in your career choice in a real job environment
  • Allows you to make intellectual connections between coursework and on the job assignments
  • Increases your professional competence
  • Allows employers to assess and train future employees while gaining new perspectives
  • Allows you to become a candidate for future employment

Eligibility

FACS 499 requires that you meet the following requirements:

  • Senior status
  • Declared residential Family/Consumer major
  • 21 hours completed in the Family/Consumer major
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
  • No more than one CSER behind

Planning for Your Internship

You should start planning for your internship two semesters prior to when you want to intern.

Clarify your personal goals and expectations for the internship experience before choosing an internship.

  • What do you want to do after you graduate?
  • What do you want to do five years and ten years after graduation?
  • What do you want to learn/gain from an internship?

Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to find the right fit for you. Here’s what’s next:

  • Research potential employers and employment opportunities (Internet, parents, relatives, parents’ friends, etc.)
  • Make an appointment with Chelsea Milks, the FACS Internship Advisor, to view a list of potential sites

    Internship Approval Process

  • Attend an internship interest meeting
  • Submit the pre-requisite form to the internship advisor
  • Once you have applied, interviewed, and received an offer from an internship site, you must complete the Student Internship Agreement Form (SIA), including assigned duties/tasks and learning objectives
  • Submit the agreement form to the internship advisor
  • Upon approval, the internship supervisor will add the student to the 499 Internship course
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