= Timeline for Planning an Internship =


What To Do When To Do It Whom To See
Assess your background and decide on your internship goals. Beginning of semester prior to the internship Career counselors, academic advisor, Department Internship Coordinator
Attend Career Center workshops. Semester prior to the internship Career Development and Placement
Attend Resume Preparation and Interviewing workshops. Beginning of semester prior to the internship Career Development and Placement
Gather information about potential internships. Middle of semester prior to the internship Career Library, academic departments, Department Internship Coordinator
Have your resume critiqued. Middle of semester prior to the internship Career Development and Placement
Do a mock interview. Middle of semester prior to the internship Career Development and Placement
Discuss your internship intentions with your faculty advisor; complete the Internship Application. Middle of semester prior to the internship Academic advisor, Department Internship Coordinator
Obtain referral to possible faculty sponsor and meet with him/her. Middle of semester prior to the internship and Placement Academic advisor, Career Development and Placement, Department Internship Coordinator
Research and apply to prospective internship sites; follow up; go on interviews; make decision. Middle to end of semester prior to the internship Department Internship Coordinator
Arrange academic credit. Course registration period of semester prior to the internship Academic advisor, faculty sponsor, Registrar, Department Internship Coordinator
Arrange for special accommodations After acceptance Academic Support, Counseling, Student Health  
Finalize arrangements for the internship; set hours; write learning contract, agree on evaluations. Before end of prior semester or in first week of the internship Site supervisor, faculty sponsor, Department Internship Coordinator


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