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Internship Guidelines

Prior to Applying for an Internship

  1. If you are interested in pursuing an internship, please connect with Ms. Kellie McLeod, Career Advisor for the School of Communication, at kmcleod@highpoint.edu (even if you do not plan to pursue credit for your internship).   For those pursuing academic credit, she will explain the School of Communication eligibility requirements and the required HPU forms, and for all Communication students seeking an internship she will assist you with developing a professional cover letter, resume, and Linkedin account/electronic portfolio.  Internships are competitive, and we want you to be able to successfully compete for opportunities.
  2. Once you have been “cleared” by Ms. McLeod, you will need to arrange a meeting with Dr. Bobby Hayes, faculty coordinator for credit-bearing internships.  Dr. Hayes will work with you to develop the academic objectives for your internship.  Dr. Hayes will determine your P/F grade (see below for specifics regarding your grade).

Eligibility Requirements for Credit-Bearing Internships

  1. You must meet all requirements listed by the Office of Career & Internship Services and complete the required application available online at:   http://www.highpoint.edu/careerinternships/internships/forms/   As part of the internship paperwork you will be required to include an unofficial copy of your transcript, your resume, and a job description obtained from the internship site.
  2. All communication internships require 160 clock hours on site and earn 4 academic credits.
  3. You may have no more than 4 academic credits of internship in the Communication major
  4. You must have successfully completed COM 1110 and COM 1111 and successfully completed an introductory and advanced course in your respective sequence
  5. You must have at least a 2.3 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in Communication coursework.
  6. You must have your Internship Site Supervisor complete a final evaluation form and submit to Ms. McLeod.

Requirements for Successfully Completing an Internship

  1. In order to receive a “P” on your internship, you will be expected to complete weekly time sheets, have them signed by your site supervisor and scan/email them every Friday to Ms. McLeod.  Your hours will be logged into a data base managed by the Career & Internship Services office.   By the middle of the semester you should have completed approximately 80 work hours and by the end of the semester you should have completed 160 work hours.
  2. You will be expected to write a three-page reflection paper on your experience which will incorporate how you met your objectives (or in some cases, why you did not meet all of them) and should also explain how your internship has impacted your future career/life direction.  This paper will be turned in to Ms. McLeod.
  3. You will be expected to have your site supervisor complete a final evaluation at the conclusion of your internship and scan/email it to Ms. McLeod.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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