In order for a student to complete an internship at a site, there must be a valid Community Partnership Agreement in effect between the site and the university. A University Community Partnership Agreement is important because it establishes guidelines and policies for a quality internship experience. If you want to work with a particular organization that is not on the database, you may fill out a request to have them added. See the steps below:
After submiting a request, make a temporary placement in the site "Pending Approval from Office of Internships" in the database. This site serves as a placeholder and will inform your instructor that you have submitted a request. For placement instructions, review the Internship Placement Instructions.
We will contact the requested site to begin the partnership process within 48 hours of receiving the form. This process can take several weeks as we require the following from the internship site: 1) A request for university community partnership and 2) A signed partnership agreement. Please work with your site to ensure they have submitted the requested information. Once we have obtained all necessary documentation, your site will be uploaded and you will be contacted directly.
If we do not hear back from your site or if they refuse to sign the agreement, you may still proceed with your internship with the following steps:
For more information about requesting a community partner, see the Internships Student Frequently Asked Questions page.