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Requesting a New Community Partner

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: 

Steps for Requesting a Community Partner

  1. Consult with your faculty supervisor to discuss if the organization is an appropriate site to complete your hours.
  2. Once you receive approval from your supervisor, fill out the "Request Communtiy Partner" form. Please make sure the contact information is correct before submitting.
  3. Once your request is received and evaluated, we will reach out to the organization to establish a partnership within 48 hours of receiving the form. At this time, please keep in touch with the organization to make sure they are completing the necessary paperwork and submitting it to our office.
  4. Once the agreement is signed by both parties, the site will be added to the database and you will be able to make your placement. 

What happens next?

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