Career & Internships Internship Services
A For-Credit Internship can be obtained by all students once they have earned 60 credit hours. In order to receive academic credit, the student MUST complete the internship application, follow all guidelines and procedures, submit weekly time logs as well as mid-term and final evaluations, and obtain all signatures by the deadlines indicated below. Credit will not be awarded to students who did not follow and complete the application process. Credit will not be awarded retroactively.
An internship allows a student to build a bridge between the classroom experience and the professional applied world. It is important for students to follow all protocols and procedures as it is an integral part of the maturation and learning process. It is with this premise that we require all internship paperwork to be completed and approved prior to the start date of the experience. The mission of the academic programs at High Point University calls for the promotion of critical thinking and the development of advanced skills that enhance discipline and self-confidence. By integrating internships into the curriculum, the University encourages intellectual as well as social and career development of its students.
All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to participate in an internship experience. Each internship must directly correlate to the student’s major and his/her professional goals. Students are strongly encouraged to use the resources provided to support their work with their academic advisor and faculty supervisor in creating the optimal internship opportunity.
Spring 2013 Internship for Credit- Deadline: December 14, 2012
Summer 2013 Internship for Credit- Deadline: May 3, 2013
Fall 2013 Internship for Credit – Deadline: August 23, 2013
Use the internships sub-menu to review requirements, responsibilities, and the application process.
Host Site Qualifications and Requirements for Externships and Internships
To provide an effective, positive learning environment for HPU student externs and interns, host sites must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Externship hosts must have at least one full-time employee who can serve as a co-educator, mentoring the intern and serving as a resource for questions.
- Hosts must agree to all Site Supervisor Responsibilities (listed on the Career & Internships website under Internship Responsibilities), including:
- Hosts must have a policy discouraging harassment in all forms and make that policy known to the student extern/intern.
- Hosts must have liability insurance or offer worker’s compensation, depending on whether the position is paid or unpaid.
- The workplace cannot be located in a private home.
- Responsibilities must align with what should be expected of a college student at the appropriate level. Career & Internships staff will determine which experiences may qualify for academic credit.
- The site should be one with which the student has no prior experience. Thus, experiences on the High Point University campus cannot be completed for academic credit.
- While part-time jobs are excellent opportunities to gain experience in a professional setting, they do not rise to the level of academic rigor required of the externship/internship program.
Students interested in completing an internship with Disney should contact Career & Internship Services before applying. Academic credit will not be awarded for this program.
To post an internship for High Point University students, click FOR EMPLOYERS in the menu and follow the instructions.
Or send an email to Jen Paolino listing the following:
- company description
- position responsibilities and qualifications required
- work location
- fixed or flexible schedule
- pay (if any)
- whether the position can be completed with or without academic credit
- how to apply and who to contact with questions