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International Students - Deep Orange

The Deep Orange internship is an exclusive alternative to the industry internship. As part of the Deep Orange project, each team member will demonstrate, conduct and document a unique engineering assignment as part of a large scope team project. Within the Deep Orange team, each member will identify objectives, responsibilities, tasks, timelines and deliverables within the first two weeks of the start of each semester based on the higher-level goals and deliverables. Early termination (prior to completing six months) of the internship will result in a loss of credits that count towards the successful completion of the automotive engineering internship.  Accumulated Deep Orange internship credits cannot be used to supplement credits earned from an industrial internship.

Procedures
1. The student must formally apply (letter, motivation, area of interest, copy of transcript, resume) for a Deep Orange internship. Specific instructions about the application process and timelines will be communicated with students.

2. If the student is selected for the Deep Orange internship they will receive an offer letter on Clemson University letterhead. The offer will include the following components: job description; assistantship/scholarship information (if applicable); duration of internship; and direct supervisor contact information

3. The student will present the offer to their academic advisor for approval/disapproval.

4. After advisor approval/disapproval, the student’s advisor must forward the job offer to the Graduate Research Committee within the Department of Automotive Engineering for secondary approval.

5. Notification of the GRC's decision will be sent to the student via email. The student will then register for AuE 890-400. Students will typically register for three credits during summer and three credits during spring. Alternative registration plans should be discussed with the faculty member in charge of that year's "Deep Orange" project.

6. The student will submit student and employer evaluations by the last day of class during the semester when the internship is completed. Students will use the online form to complete their evaluation of the experience https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/clemsonauestudentsurvey. The student's supervisor must evaluate his/her performance using the online form. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/clemsonaueinterneval

Early termination (prior to completing six months) of the internship will result in a loss of credits that count towards the successful completion of the automotive engineering internship. Accumulated Deep Orange internship credits cannot be used to supplement credits earned from an industrial internship.  Deep Orange students are required to remain with Deep Orange for the entire six-month duration with no exceptions.