Providing Internship opportunities for UAlbany students.
Types of Internships
There are two kinds of internships available on this campus: academic credit and non-credit internships. You can post either type of internship on the Career Services job site, Handshake. However, if you would like to offer an internship for credit you will need to do some additional coordination with the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
The University has certain criteria that it imposes on students who wish to receive credit for an internship. This includes GPA requirements, as well as class standing. If you are interested in setting up an internship for academic credit you will need to contact the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at (518) 442-3950. That office will provide you with the specific information you need for the type of internship you wish to offer.
Many of our students choose to do internships to gain experience and do not look for academic credit. Here are some things to consider before posting an internship.
Internship fact sheet
- Employers need to provide job descriptions (i.e. company description, qualifications, preferred academic majors, list of duties, time period, deadlines, etc).
- Status of the Student: An internship opportunity must be for a currently enrolled student. Opportunities for recent graduates are not considered internships.
- What kind of compensation is being offered, if any. Typically the range for monetary compensation is $7 - $15 per hour.
Best practices for a successful Internship
Employers should incorporate the following guidelines into their internship experience or program:
- Appoint an internship mentor to guide and supervise the intern.
- Provide the needed resources and office space for the intern to accomplish tasks and be successful.
- Develop learning objectives with meaningful assignments, clearly defined duties, and back-up tasks.
- Plan an internship orientation to help interns feel welcome.
- Provide on-going feedback and a final evaluation.
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