Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students valuable opportunities to work in a professional environment and gain firsthand experience to help them prepare for careers. In an approved internship setting, a student typically spends one quarter working with an on-site professional supervisor and a faculty internship supervisor to achieve specific goals and objectives related to the program of study. Internships may be undertaken on a credit or non-credit basis and may be paid or unpaid.
An undergraduate student seeking an internship for credit must have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours, or have completed 75 credit hours and be registered in 15 credit hours in the current quarter, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. A graduate student seeking an internship for credit must have completed at least 15 graduate-level credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
The student must complete the SCAD internship application including internship start date, duration of internship, number of hours/days per week of employment, and any terms of employment. In order to complete registration of the internship for credit at SCAD, the student must provide the completed internship application and liability waiver signed by the student, the faculty internship supervisor, the department chair and the on-site internship supervisor, along with payment of tuition.
The internship application must show that the student will have adequate faculty and supervisor contact hours during the 10-week quarter that the internship is to take place. For both undergraduate and graduate internships, students are required to work a minimum of 150 hours with supervision by the employer internship supervisor.
Graduate teaching internship applications must be arranged and all application materials submitted at least two months prior to the start of the internship to allow students to prepare instructional materials.
Internship applications must be submitted prior to the quarter in which the internship is to be conducted. Students must pay tuition upon submission of the approved and completed internship application in order to complete registration of the internship for credit.