March 23, 2017
To help ensure internships of the highest quality, we work with potential employers to develop opportunities that are carefully monitored, substantive previews of a career or profession with clear learning goals for the student. Such internships incorporate a rigorous selection process; goal setting at the outset; substantive work assignments; and dedicated training, supervision, and evaluation. In return, you can expect the work of the Macaulay Honors College intern to add real value to your enterprise.
While all entry-level positions involve clerical work, you should limit such tasks to 35% of the total workload. Internships are also learning experiences; tasks should be varied, involve decision-making and engage and develop the intern’s abilities. Political lobbying may not occur during internship hours.
In addition, employers should provide students with funds to cover any additional expenses related to the internship (e.g. travel to other sites, materials).
Any internships that begin during Winter Break must meet the hourly requirements listed above.
Summer internships: Part-time, 6-10 weeks, 15-30 hours a week; Full-time, 6-8 weeks, 31+ hours per week.
Students cannot receive both academic credit and the Opportunities Fund.
If there are any issues with the internship that cannot be resolved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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