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Denise M. Lorenz, M.S. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 225 Murphy Center Internship Coordinator + Service Learning Coordinator + Volunteer Coordinator
2012-2013 Fall 24 Spring 25 Summer 30 Total 79 2013-2014 Fall 40 Spring 55 Summer 43 Total 138
“An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.” Internship for credit is online course – can do anywhere Offered Fall, Spring & Summer semesters Can earn between 1 and 12 credits per semester Can do multiple internships and earn up to 15 credits prior to graduation Any student can do an internship with Academic Advisor approval Some majors require, others highly suggest XXXX 287 & XXXX 487
Acquire valuable hands-on, professional experience BEFORE graduating Opportunity to apply student learning outcomes in their major to an outside setting/the ”real world” Develop network of professional contacts “It’s who you know to get the interview, it’s what you know to get the job.” Build their resume’ Sets them apart from other graduates in their major
Rule out or confirm career choice Narrow down choices in career field Get their foot in the door Potential to get paid Potential job offer (7 out of 10 nationwide)
“Internships are the new interview.” Test drive talent Find future employees Increase productivity Increase employee retention rate Enhance perspective (fresh, creative minds) Utilize low cost labor Give back to the community Support students
“All Viterbo students we have encountered have been prepared for their role with the team, and ready to learn new things.” “Student possesses a lot of energy and has confidence in his own abilities. His enthusiasm is infectious and can add to the workplace.” “You should be very proud of _____, he represented the university well and this is a program that I will definitely be reaching out to when future intern or full time opportunities become available.” “Viterbo has some great students that show a true desire to learn. They treat the internship as a learning opportunity rather than a job.”
Student discusses internship possibility with academic advisor semester before Student sets up appointment with Career Services to review resume or attends Resume Information Session Student contacts Community Engagement Coordinator to set up appointment or attends Internship Information Session Student Completes online Internship Interest form
Student seeks out internship site Student reports internship placement in VHawk JobTalk account Career Services Career Services Advisor approves internship online Internship site supervisor approves internship online Community Engagement Coordinator completes Change of Schedule Form to add internship course Student takes form to Registrar’s Office to enroll before semester begins
Credit HoursAverage Hours Per Week Total Hours Required CreditsTotal Hours RequiredAverage Hours Per Week Fall & Spring Semester (16 weeks) Average Hours Per Week Summer (12 weeks) 14834 29668 3144912 41921216 52401520 62881824 73362128 83842432 94322736 1048030- 1152833- 1257636-
Online in Moodle Orientation Peer resume review Monthly self-evaluations Discussions Site visit Special project Supervisor review of resume Summary report Survey/evaluation (mid-term and final) Log of hours
$150,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation The intent of the grant is to encourage students who are financially needy to do an internship in their career field Goal is to create new internship opportunities and convert unpaid internships to paid
All majors are eligible to apply Student must be of junior or senior standing (61+ credits completed) Student must be registered for an internship or practicum course Student cannot be getting paid an hourly wage at internship Student must be deemed “financially needy” by Financial Aid office (have FAFSA on file)
Community Engagement Coordinator ensures that internship is NOT paid Community Engagement Coordinator contacts Registrar’s office to determine if student is of junior or senior standing (61+ credits) Community Engagement Coordinator sends Financial Aid office list of students interested in doing an internship/practicum Financial Aid office determines eligibility based on grant formula (must have FAFSA) Financial Aid office informs Community Engagement Coordinator who is eligible, maximum amount eligible for or reason ineligible
Community Engagement Coordinator informs student and Todd Ondell of eligibility Student completes application for grant, agrees to attend professional development sessions and attaches resume Community Engagement Coordinator contacts internship site to inform them of student eligibility for grant & encourages employer to add student to payroll and invoice Viterbo for wages
If employer is unable to add student to their payroll, student will be added to Viterbo’s payroll Student must complete I 9 and W 4 forms Student must provide Business office with proper identification (Social Security Card, driver’s license or others) Student completes Viterbo time sheets, has internship supervisor sign and submits to Todd Ondell
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