About the Program
The St. Kate’s Internship Program at St. Kate's is designed to provide an opportunity for students to undertake a professionally supervised and planned work experience that relates to a their academic program and career interests.
Some of the benefits of hiring interns include:
- the services of mature, academically qualified students who approach projects with fresh insight and a high level of enthusiasm and motivation
- an opportunity to observe potential employees
- the perspective of current academic knowledge in specialized fields
- the opportunity to undertake special projects or short-term assignments
- an opportunity for future managers to practice their supervisory skills
- the opportunity to share in the preparation of future members of a profession
The Roles of the Intern and the Supervisor
- Student Intern: A student intern brings skills and fresh insights to an organization, can make valuable contributions to the daily operations of a business, and undertake special projects that otherwise might not be accomplished.
- Internship Supervisor: The internship supervisor provides orientation of the organization to the student intern, trains the intern on required duties and work assignments, and provides supervision, direction, and evaluation of the student’s work.
Supportive Staff and Faculty
- Faculty Internship Advisor (FIA): The faculty internship advisor helps the student integrate the internship learning opportunities into their total academic experience.
- Internship Program Director: The internship program director acts as an informational resource and problem solver for the student intern, the FIA, and internship supervisor, and promotes communication between the three. Contact Laura Zirngible, internship program director, at 651.690.6948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested Internship Time Commitment
Arranging regular work hours with your student intern is recommended. The number of hours can be determined by the number of credits for which the student registers. For example:
4 Credit Internship | 10-12 hours/week | 150-160 hours per semester
2 Credit Internship | 5-6 hours/week | 75-80 hours per semester
- fall semester internship: September-December
- spring semester internship: February-May
- summer internship: June-August
Depending on the resources of the internship organization, compensation varies. Organizations could provide an hourly wage or stipend or reimbursement for mileage or expenses, for example.
Required Internship Paperwork
Internship Learning Contract
The student intern completes this form and outlines the responsibilities and goals of all participants.
The internship supervisor will complete this form and discuss the information with the intern and FIA during an on-site meeting.
The internship supervisor will complete this form as the as the final review of the student intern’s performance.