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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Saint Anselm College's internship policies?
See http://www.anselm.edu/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/Center-for-Experiential-Learning/Academic-Internships/Policies.htm

Who is eligible to apply?
A student who has achieved a GPA of 2.0 overall at the end of four semesters is eligible for consideration for an internship. This includes juniors and seniors. Department Chairs may petition the Dean's Office to waive this requirement for individual students.

How much time does an internship take?
Internships require a significant time commitment. The academic department is to determine how many hours of work are required of each intern. For students interning through the Internship Office, 140 to 160 hours are required for a four-credit internship; 280 to 320 hours are required for an eight-credit internship.

What are some important factors to consider when requesting an internship?
Choose an internship that fits your personal and educational interests. Also, you need to think about the type of environment in which you would like to intern; for instance, organizational environment, the setting, and the skills you want to learn or improve.

Are internships for credit?
Through the Academic Internship Office all internships, including summer internships may be done for academic credit. At the will of the agency, students may also receive pay or a stipend for the internship experience. Pay is not guaranteed. The issue of pay must be negotiated between the student and the agency.

How do I obtain academic credit?
The respective academic department is to state clearly what it expects the student to obtain through an internship experience which cannot be provided in academic programs on campus and which enhances the academic formation of the student.  You may choose to obtain credit through your academic department or through the Academic Internship Office if you wish to receive Business/Economics credit.  Contact your academic advisor to receive credit in your major.  Contact internships@anselm.edu for information on receiving Business/Economics credit.

How will I be graded? Who will give me a grade?
The department, in concert with the Dean of the College and the Registrar, is to determine how many courses the internship program replaces.  The department is to determine how many hours of work are required of each intern. For students interning through the Internship Office, 140 to 160 hours are required for a four-credit internship; 280 to 320 hours are required for an eight-credit internship.  The department is to indicate how the grade is completed.

When will I be interviewed?
Because students apply directly to the prospective internship agency, interviews are scheduled at the will of the agency. Students will be given a deadline as to when the internship needs to be solidified so the Internship Office will encourage students to arrange interviews as quickly as possible.

How do I pre-register or register?
You will be registered once you have been approved by your academic department or the staff of the Academic Internship Office, depending on the type of credit you wish to receive.

When do I start?
Unless other arrangements have been made with your site supervisor, internships typically begin the second week of the semester.

Do all of my application materials have to be completed for consideration?
Yes, your application, cover letters, resumes, and formal acceptance from the internship agency must be submitted for consideration.

Do I need a car?
Some sites are not located on bus routes, so you may need a car for particular locations.  Also, many on-campus offices have internship opportunities for students.

What if I cannot accept the internship?
It is good practice to thank everyone involved and notify them of your intentions in writing. Students who cancel without notice will not be permitted to re-apply to the internship program.