Department of English Employer Internship Agreement

Internship Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

To receive college credit for an English internship position, the student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed at least 60 credit hours of college courses prior to the internship semester. The learning experiences provided by that internship should also support the following educational goals:

Practical Application of Classroom Knowledge-The student will develop his or her understanding of how skills learned in the classroom can be applied in a professional environment.

Development of Professional Skills-The internship experience should provide the student the opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving abilities, and persuasive business communication skills. Interaction with and observation of professionals with varied backgrounds and experience should help the student assess his or her strengths and areas for improvement and develop skills essential to the profession. No more than ten percent of a student’s daily work should be composed of tasks such as filing, making copies, answering phones, etc., when enrolled in a for-credit internship.

Development of Career Goals-The internship experience will help the student make more informed decisions regarding career paths, work environments, required competencies, personal goals, and company fit.