The WOU Community Internship Program (WOU CIP) connects students to paid internships on-campus at no cost to your office/department. SLCD provides consultation on establishing a meaningful internship, guidelines, and training on the use of internship contracts and evaluations. If your department is interested in hosting an intern through WOU CIP, please submit an internship proposal for consideration by the WOU CIP advisory committee.
Pick from our extensive menu of existing programming or suggest a new topic for your class. Below are highlighted presentations to help your students be successful in their internship search.
Internships can truly enhance students’ education by expanding skill sets and exposure to real world situations. It is no longer a question of whether or not a student should do an internship during their college careers, but rather how many and where. This page provides a number of resources for us as faculty and staff to support students in their preparation and search for internships, as well as information on how to hire an intern for your departments.
To ensure that an experience is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the National Association of Colleges and Employers definition, all the following criteria must be met:
Faculty are frequently asked by students to help in making networking contacts during their search for internship opportunities. Alumni are a great resource, as well as any organizations or companies that your department works with on projects or invites into the classroom as guest speakers. CPP is here to support you and your students in making more connections outside of the classroom.
CPP offers students a variety of career-related programs, events, and appointments that can help students in their internship preparation, search, and experience. Learn more below or contact our staff for additional details.
Policies and procedures regarding internships for credit, are somewhat unique to each academic department at WOU. Most programs have a designated course of 1-12 available credits. The program or designated faculty member stipulates prerequisites as well as a process for creating learning outcomes, reflection and supervision. In order for an internship or an experiential learning activity to be eligible for academic credit, several individuals must work together: the student, faculty advisor, and the site supervisor. Below you will find general guidelines helpful in getting started.
Through generous donations by benefactors on and off campus, WOU has funding available for students scheduled to participate in internships. This funding program is intended to alleviate the costs incurred by a student as a result of participating in an internship crucial to their career success. Typical costs may include clothing/shoes or transportation/gas.
To learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process visit our Internship Fund page.
Interested in donating to the fund? Please contact our office at 503-838-8432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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