Internship Approval Process
Internships for Academic Credit
Internships come in the form of paid work experiences as well as academic credit experiences. If you are interested in receiving academic credit, the first step is to contact your academic department since they must approve your internship. Some programs on campus require junior or senior status to do an internship for credit. If you are completing an unpaid internship, we highly recommend that you get academic credit.
Once you are approved to receive academic credit, then you can begin the paperwork process. Our department manages academic paperwork for the following programs:
• Community Health
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental Science
• Mass Communication
• Liberal Studies
• Political Science
• Public Administration
Business, psychology, music therapy, education, nursing, exercise science and athletic training have academic internship programs or field placement experiences and use their own paperwork process. However, we help all students with their resumes and internship search process.
If your major was not listed as one of our programs, it may be that students in your program haven't traditionally completed for-credit internships. Contact our office and we'll help you determine how to begin the process.
The University Career Center now has an electronic paperwork process managed through your Career Connection account. Click here (pdf) to get started. If you have questions, please contact our office. The internship paperwork for our department consists of a learning agreement where you create goals with your supervisor as well as midterm and final performance evaluations. By using the paperwork, you will have a more structured experience. Our paperwork process also includes approval of your internship by your faculty internship coordinator.
For general information that your supervisor or faculty coordinator may need to know about internships at Georgia College, please share the GC Internship Handbook (pdf) for Faculty and Employers with them.