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Requesting a New Community Partner

A University Community Partnership 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: 

Steps for Requesting a New Community Partner

PLEASE NOTE: Deadlines to submit new requests are August 1 for the Fall semester, May 1 for the Summer sessions and December 15 for the Spring semester.

  1. Receive approval from your instructor: Consult with your internship course instructor to discuss if the internship is appropriate and meets the objectives related to the internship course.
  2. Once you receive approval, submit a Request FormStudents should only submit this form after confirming a placement with the organization. This form will go directly to your prospective site supervisor requesting a partnership application be completed.  Please make sure the contact information is correct before submitting.

It is important for you to follow up with your site to make sure the online paperwork was received. This process can take several weeks as we require the following from the internship site:

  1. For both paid and unpaid opportunities, an academic internship partner application.
  2.  If the opportunity is unpaid, a signed partnership agreement.

Please work with your site to ensure they have submitted the requested information. Once we have obtained all necessary documentation, if approved,  your site will be uploaded to the Academic Internship Database.  This process can take approximately 2 weeks after documentation has been recieved.  

For more information about requesting a community partner, see the Internships Student Frequently Asked Questions page.