Summer 2013 Internship Registration Deadlines
- Full summer term (10 weeks) – June 5th
- 1st summer term (1st 5 weeks) – May 31st
- 2nd summer term (2nd 5 weeks) – July 8th
Fall 2013 Internship Registration Deadlines
- 4 credits – September 9th
- 3 credits – September 23rd
- 4 credits – October 28th
Information for Current Students
Current students can find more information and paperwork for internships on the internship page of GuilfordNet.
Internships are available to eligible Guilford students and alumni. Both traditional and Adult Program students are encouraged to consider internships as a means to gain hands-on experience for academic credit.
The term “internship” refers to what is typically a semester-long, one-time activity in which students undertake a position in an on-campus or off-campus, public or private, organization for academic credit.
Credit is not given for working per se, but for utilizing the alternative learning environment to attain specified educational goals. Interns are encouraged to use their faculty sponsor as a support, mentor and bridge between the internship work and academic studies. Reflection is an important part of any internship and is often facilitated through journal writing, papers written at midterm and at the end of semester, and by regular conferences with a faculty sponsor.
The role of the faculty sponsor is to provide an academic and reflective perspective for hands-on experience. The role of the site supervisor is to provide professional oversight of the intern’s work on-site.
Each year, about 15 percent of all Guilford students receive academic credit for their work in the local community and around the world. Guilford students have found internships to be valuable in several ways, including:
- experiencing profound learning by linking academics and action
- pursuing a new area of interest; exploring potential career fields
- building experience in a chosen career field
- building self-confidence through personal challenge
It is important to note that internships must be registered before on-site work begins. No retroactive credit will be given for work experience that is not registered in advance.