Design Your Internship

Benefits of having an intern are numerous:

  • Mentor a person new to your field
  • Gain innovative ideas from the fresh perspective of an intern

Important Questions
Think ahead to the structure of your internship:

  • What will a student intern gain in skills and experience from working with you at your site?
  • Do you have time to supervise and evaluate your intern's performance?
  • How will you demonstrate a strong commitment to their goals and learning outcomes?
  • What kind of training will you provide the intern?
  • How many hours may the intern be on site each week? 

Defining Answers
As you define responses to the above, the following are helpful items to consider as you shape your internship even further:

  • Academic Credit: Would you like the intern to be earning academic credit?
  • Pay/stipend: Will you pay your intern or offer a stipend?
  • Academic Majors: What academic majors would be a good fit for your internship? A full list of academic majors at AppState .
  • Qualifications: What qualifications, skills, and previous experience does an intern need to have to learn best at your site?
  • Site Supervisor: Who will serve as your site supervisor for your intern?
  • Application Materials: What application materials do you want to collect?

Academic semesters follow a pattern consistent with the following:

  • Fall semester: begins late August and ends early December
  • Spring semester: begins early January and ends late April
  • First summer session: begins late May and ends late June
  • Second summer session: begins early July and ends mid August
  • Academic Calendars (Registrar's Website)

The Internship Description
Access this sample as a guide