The St. Kate's Internship Program offers two internship options: credit internships and non-credit internships. Each has a unique set of criteria and requirements.
Credit Internship Option
The Credit Internship option is designed to give students the opportunity to complete a professionally supervised and planned work experience that relates to her academic program and career interests.
Approval from the Internship Director is necessary to complete this option. Please call Career Development to schedule an appointment 651.690.8890.
Non-Credit Internship Option
The Non-Credit Internship option is a proactively planned career-building experience, coordinated primarily by the student. Non-Credit internships are not provided the same level of support by the Internship Program, as it is the responsibility of the student to utilize resources and the Non-Credit process. This option suits students not seeking credit but looking to turn an internship, volunteer job, short-term project, etc. into a structured experience.
Questions? Contact Career Development with any Internship questions.
615.690.8890 | email@example.com | CdC 460
What is a Credit internship?
A Credit internship is a proactively planned experience in cooperation with you and:
Credit internship requirements:
Coordinated between: a Faculty Internship Adviser, the Internship Director, and your internship supervisor.
Credit Option Process
As a Credit intern, you are required to complete and submit this application.
You will need to provide the following information:
What is a Non-Credit Internship?
A Non-Credit internship is a proactively planned, career-building experience, coordinated primarily by the student and the site. Participating in the Non-Credit Internship process allows you to apply structure and self-direct your internship experience.
Non-Credit Internships DO NOT:
Examples of Non-Credit Experiences:
Non-Credit Guidance Packet
As a participant of the Non-Credit Internship Option you will have access to the Non-Credit Guidance Packet. The Packet consists of various tools designed to guide you through the completion of a successful internship.
Non-Credit Guidance Packet Includes:
This resource will be emailed to your stkate.edu email once you have completed the online Non-Credit Internship Application.
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About the Program: The St. Kate’s Internship program at St. Catherine University is one component of an extensive career planning process available to students through the Career Development office. It is designed to give students the opportunity to undertake a professionally supervised and planned work experience that relates to her academic program and career interests.
Some of the benefits an employer may receive from participating in the internship program include:
The Roles of the Intern and the Supervisor:
Student Intern - An Intern brings skills and fresh insights to an organization. She obviously is not an expert, but her role is much more than that of volunteer. She can make valuable contributions to the daily operations of your organization and undertake special projects that otherwise might not be accomplished.
Internship Supervisor - Student interns are supervised on-site by a staff person employed by the site organization. He/she is responsible for providing the intern with an orientation to the organization, training the intern in her required duties, and assigning, supervising, directing and evaluating the student intern’s work.
Supportive Staff and Faculty:
Faculty Internship Advisor (FIA) - Responsible for helping the student integrate the internship into her total academic experience. She/he evaluates the learning derived from the internship and provides academic direction.
Internship Director - Acts as a resource person and problem solver for an intern, FIAs and Internship Supervisors, and promotes communication between them.
It’s important to arrange regular workday hours with your student intern. The number of hours an intern can work can be influenced by the number of credits for which she registers.
150-160 hrs per term |10-12 hrs/week | 4 Credit Internship
75-80 hrs per term | 5-6 hrs/week | 2 Credit Internship
Fall Semester Internship………..Sept-Dec
Spring Semester Internship……Feb-May
Depending on the resources of the sponsoring organizations, compensation can take a variety of forms:
Required Internship Paperwork
Internship Learning Contract
The Learning Contract is created by the student and outlines the responsibilities and goals of all participants.
The Internship Supervisor is asked to complete the Mid-Semester Review form and discuss the information with the intern and the FIA during the on-site visit.
A Final Evaluation needs to be completed prior to the end of the internship and serves as the final review of the intern’s performance.
Faculty Internship Advisor (FIA) Role & Responsibilities
The FIA is responsible for helping the intern integrate the internship into her total academic experience. She/he:
FACULTY INTERNSHIP ADVISOR CHECKLIST
The role of faculty internship advisor includes the following: