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What are my internship options?

The St. Kate’s Internship Program offers a selection of internship options designed to suit many types of experiences.

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.

  • Coordinated between: your Faculty Internship Advisor, the Internship Program Director and your Internship Supervisor
  • Appears as a letter grade on your transcript
  • Must be taken within your chosen major or minor; designated as course number 4602, 4603 or 4604
  • Charged tuition for credits
  • Project oriented and cannot be more than 20% clerical in nature


Zero Credit Internship Option

The Zero Credit Internship is designed to give students the opportunity to complete a professionally supervised and planned work experience that may or may not relate to their academic major/minor.

  • Coordinated between the Internship Program Director in Career Development and your Internship Supervisor
  • Graded Pass/Fail, appears on your transcript
  • Designated as course number 4600
  • Not charged tuition, but a $100 fee is required
  • Project oriented and cannot be more than 20% clerical in nature

Visit | Call | Email
Career Development Office
CdC 460 | 651-690-8890 | internships@stkate.edu

Credit Internship Process

To start the registration process, once you have accepted the internship offer, complete the credit internship application below for your 2, 3 or 4-credit internship.

You will need to provide the following information:

  1. Basic student information
  2. Faculty Internship Advisor name and email
  3. Internship start and end dates
  4. Internship position title
  5. Site name/organization, address and zip
  6. Internship Supervisor's name and position title
  7. Internship Supervisor's phone number and email


Summer Internship Application open. Registration deadline is Wed, June 7th

Credit Internship Application

Download Credit Internship Process Handout

Zero Credit Internship Process

To start the registration process, once you have accepted the internship offer, complete the credit internship application below for your zero credit internship.

You will need to provide the following information:

  1. Basic student information
  2. Faculty Internship Advisor name and email
  3. Internship start and end dates
  4. Internship position title
  5. Site name/organization, address and zip
  6. Internship Supervisor's name and position title
  7. Internship Supervisor's phone number and email

Summer 2017 zero credit application is open.

Zero Credit Internship Application

Download Zero Credit Internship Process Handout

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* Please note that by creating accounts with some of these websites you are giving access to your personal information, which may be shared with recruiters or become public on internet searches. Use caution if uploading a resume and consider listing only an email address (LinkedIn or St. Kate's) and not a phone or home address.

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.

Employer Benefits

Some of the benefits an employer may receive from participating in the internship program 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 - 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 Program Director - Acts as a resource person and problem solver for an intern, FIAs and Internship Supervisors, and promotes communication between them.

Laura Zirngible
Internship Program Director
651.690.6948
lazirngible@stkate.edu

Time Frame

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
Summer Internship………………June-Aug

Compensation

Depending on the resources of the sponsoring organizations, compensation can take a variety of forms:

  • Hourly wage or stipend
  • Reimbursement for mileage or other expenses incurred as part of the internship experience

Required Internship Paperwork

Internship Learning Contract

The Learning Contract is created by the student and outlines the responsibilities and goals of all participants.

Mid-Semester Review and On-Site Meeting

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.

Final Evaluation

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.

Five steps to creating a meaningful and effective internship


CONDITIONS for USE of KATIECAREER – EMPLOYER AND RECRUITERS
All employers and recruiters submitting content, including but not limited to job postings, will only submit content that is accurate, true, not misleading or deceptive in any manner, and fully in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, including laws prohibiting employment discrimination. All employers and recruiters agree not to participate in any unauthorized use of the KatieCareer platform. All job postings must be for actual job listings in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and may not contain any form of advertisement, promotion or endorsement, other than promotion of the job itself or require any form of upfront payment or referrals to other candidates. All employers are solely responsible for their hiring decisions.

Each employer contact agrees to provide accurate and complete registration information, and it is the employer’s responsibility to inform St. Catherine University Career Development of any changes to that information. Each contact registration is for a single individual who is responsible for preventing unauthorized use of the employer account and maintaining the confidentiality of the account.

By participating in St. Catherine University’s Career Development services, organizations agree that they will adhere to applicable federal and state EEO laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines as well as the appropriate principles set forth by NACE in all recruiting activities; that no fee will be charged to any candidate at any time; and organizations will not disclose resumes or other applicant information under any circumstances to other entities without the applicant’s prior written consent. The Career Development Center reserves the right to discontinue services to students, alumni and employers who have violated EEO and NACE guidelines.


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Faculty Internship Advisor (FIA) Role & Responsibilities

The FIA is responsible for helping the intern integrate the internship into her total academic experience. She/he:

  • Provides academic direction and evaluates the learning derived from the internship
  • Meets with the intern to assist her in defining her Learning Contract objectives and learning tasks and strategies that support them
  • Maintains appropriate contact with the student throughout her experience to give direction and support
  • The FIA is asked to initiate a phone call to the site supervisor and intern sometime during the first ten days of the semester to establish contact and communication
  • Conducts an on-site evaluation meeting with the student intern and site supervisor midpoint in the internship experience to evaluate the student’s learning and experience to date. The student is responsible for arranging this meeting among the three participants The Mid-Semester Intern Evaluation form can be used as a basis for discussion at this meeting. When an on-site evaluation is not possible, the evaluation is to be conducted by telephone and is the FIA’s responsibility to do this.
  • At the end of the semester, the FIA and student intern meet to review her journal, major work project, and to provide closure to the experience
  • The FIA evaluates the student intern’s learning and assigns and submits the grade

FACULTY INTERNSHIP ADVISOR CHECKLIST

The role of faculty internship advisor includes the following:

  • Co-sign student’s internship registration permit
  • Provide guidance to the student with the development of her learning contract goals and objectives
  • Review and sign off on intern’s completed Learning Contract
  • Participate in Mid-Semester Evaluation meeting with Intern and Site Supervisor at internship site
  • Monitor and ensure Site Supervisor’s timely completion of Final Evaluation form and wrap-up of internship
  • Meet with student to conduct Final Reflection Discussion and collect the Personal Internship Portfolio

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