Internship Requirements For Employers

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Internships are a great way to recruit talent for your organization. the opportunity to observe an intern in the actual working environment for a significant period of time is much more valuable than making a long term decision based solely on the interview process.

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We use Handshake to manage our internship approval process on campus so we can:

  • Capture all the internships that our students are completing.
  • Accurately determine which internships are qualifying for academic credit.

Internship Review Process

For internship proposals seeking to qualify for academic credit, our internship approval process will include reviews by you (employer supervisor), the student's Faculty Advisor, the Department Chair, the Dean, as well as the registrar's office. The Career Resource Center will coordinate the review process.

Internship review process steps, as outlined in the previous paragraph

Most internships coincide with one of our academic terms (fall, spring or summer semester). Students must register for their academic internships by posted registration deadlines each term. This date typically falls during the first week of classes for each term. Note that it is not unusual to take up to two weeks for internship requests to be fully approved by all parties.

Note, also, that 45 hours of internship work count as 1 credit hour.

Students will need some basic information about the internship opportunity in order to complete their request for an academic internship. Learn more.

Ideal Internship Opportunities

At Jacksonville University, we seek internship opportunities that will:

  • Develop Specific Skills: Critical thinking, Communication, Teamwork & Diversity
  • Promote a Safe Work Environment: The Internship site shall be responsible for providing the intern with a safe work environment. For safety reasons, interns are not allowed to work out of individuals' homes, and door-to-door canvassing/sales is specifically prohibited.

Internship Standards

We adhere to the national standards for internships set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and we will review internship requests accordingly.

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact the Career Resource Center at careers@ju.edu or (904) 256-7054.