The Career Development Office at Benedictine University receives calls from employers offering internships on a daily basis. All internships are posted on the BVCC and College Central Network.
The Illinois Small College Placement, a consortium of 20 small liberal arts colleges, also receive internships. All internships are posted on the ISCPA Online Career Center. You need to submit a resume and create a user name and password. Don't miss out on this valuable resource. The Career Development Center offers assistance with locating internship sites (graduate students need to see graduate program advisor).
How to Register for an Internship
Procedures for obtaining an internship:
- Meet with Lynne Schrott to finalize your resume and discuss internship opportunities, (call 630-829-6040 for an appointment)
- Search for internships online by creating an account on the Benedictine Virtual Career Center and the ISCPA Online Career Center
- Obtain the Internship Registration Form from your advisor and turn it into the Registrar
- Complete the Student Learning Contract and turn it in to your advisor within the first two weeks of the internship.
Obtaining Academic Credit
All students have the option of registering and receiving academic credit for their internship experience. Credit is awarded in the ratio of one semester hour per every 50 hours worked on site and may range anywhere from two to six credit hours. However, six is the maximum amount of internship credit that may be counted toward graduation requirements. To obtain academic credit, students are expected to:
- Keep a journal of the daily activities including reactions to what is being learned
- Submit a final research report related to the internship experience
- Evaluate the internship site, supervisor, and experience as a whole
- Be evaluated by the sponsor and the Faculty Internship Coordinator
Qualifications of Interns
All prospective interns have completed a significant amount of coursework and have the academic foundation needed to make a positive contribution to any company or
organization. To qualify for participation in Benedictine’s internship program, a student must:
- Be enrolled in the University with degree or certificate seeking status for the duration of the internship program.
- Meet the academic requirements set forth by the sponsoring academic department.
- Have completed 60 academic credit hours.