Outline of the Internship Program at TUJ
At TUJ, students intern at your organization as part of their academic curriculum (i.e., register for a credit bearing course). Organizations can announce these positions approximately three months in advance of the start date to ensure that students can register for the internship by the start of the upcoming semester (please see our Academic Calendar). Eligible applicants for credit internship positions are third and fourth year students in good academic standing.
There are three sponsorship criteria for credit internships. Your organization must be able to:
- Allow the intern to work for at least 140 hours per school term (please see our Academic Calendar)
- Sign an Internship Memorandum of Understanding *
- Agree to complete an evaluation form* of the intern at the end of the internship period
Note: A sample will be available to you upon initial contact.
Process for Hosting an Intern
- Initial Contact
Contact the Career Development Office.
- First Meeting:
After receiving your inquiry, we will arrange a meeting to discuss internship needs and procedures in more detail. At the meeting, we will discuss the schedule, the content of the internship duties, and the criteria for student applicants. If a face-to-face meeting is not possible, we will go through the details on the phone or in e-mail.
- Announcing the Position to Students:
Submit an announcement that will be released to students approximately two months before the semester of the internship. Following are the general schedules of each semester (please see our Academic Calendar for the exact dates).
- Fall Semester: end of August - beginning of December
- Spring Semester: beginning of January - mid April
- Summer Semester: beginning of May - end of July
Memorandum of Understanding:
We will ask you to sign a one-time "Memorandum of Understanding" before releasing your internship announcement to our students.
- Receiving Applications from Students
Students will apply with an English resume and cover letter. You will receive applications through the TUJ Career Development Office, not directly from the students.
- Intern Interview:
Internship hosts have the option to interview students and decide whether or not to offer them an internship position. Interviews can be arranged through the Career Development Office or directly between the hosts and students.
- During the Internship:
The TUJ faculty supervisor will check in with the intern students regularly to keep track of the students' progress and performance.
- After the Internship:
The internship evaluation will be sent directly from the TUJ Career Development Office to the internship supervisor at the end of the semester. The host will return the evaluation before the final day of the semester.
Note: if your internship position does not receive any applications, we can (with your permission) re-release your announcement as a non-credit internship. A non-credit internship is essentially a volunteer experience and there is no official involvement with the university. All students are eligible to apply.
Internship Positions Announcement Templates
If you are interested in sponsoring a credit internship, please contact us. We would be happy to visit your office to discuss internship details and how we can meet your needs.