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Intern Policies

Eligibility

Students who wish to participate in an internship course, must meet the course prerequisites as listed in the course description.

Internship courses

Internships provide a planned work-based experience that will provide students with an opportunity to enhance workplace skills through a supervised practical experience related to their career objective. An internship agreement will be developed which includes academic supervision and work assignments. A minimum of 90 work site hours are required in this course. Regular meetings are held with the instructor or workplace learning coordinator. Student performance is graded as “Pass/Fail”.

Credit hours

Three credit hours

Work site hours

Punctual and regular attendance is expected. Ninety minimum hours are arranged on a work site with an approved business supervisor. You will be given a copy of a Learning Agreement which will include the work site hours per mutual agreement between you (the student) and the business supervisor. You will be expected to adhere to the schedule. Any schedule changes must be arranged with the agreement of your business supervisor and reported to your faculty supervisor.

Grading scale

Pass = 90-100%
Fail = 89% or below

S = Satisfactory
U = Unsatisfactory

The student will need 27 “S” grades out of 30 learning objectives to earn a Pass. A midterm conference may be scheduled at the discretion of the instructor.

Compensation

Compensation may or may not be a part of the internship. The type and amount of compensation, if it is included, is at the discretion of the business partner.

Liability

Students receiving wages as a form of compensation should be covered by the participating internship employer’s workers’ compensation policy.

On-site business visits by the faculty supervisor

On-site visits are encouraged and will be arranged between the faculty supervisor and the business partner.

Time and attendance documentation

It will be the responsibility of the student intern to provide the time sheet to the business supervisor for regular entry of the student’s work site hours with the supervisor’s signature. The student must complete a minimum of 90 work site hours to meet the internship work site hours requirement.

Appeals and grievances procedures

Students will follow appeals procedures that are in accordance with Pasco- Hernando State College’s policies and procedures. Please refer to the college catalog for details.