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Internship Guidelines

Please read through these guidelines carefully. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Carol Jones.

    1. Once you have accepted an approved internship, please notify Carol Jones, the GC Internship Coordinator, IMMEDIATELY. This should be done via email, complete the Internship Information Form for your internship period using the appropriate link below before leaving campus. You will be required to sign to your account to access the form. Please don't make us track you down.

      Spring 2019 Internship Information Form
      Summer 2019 Internship Information Form
      Fall 2019 Internship Information Form

    2. When you accept an internship offer, do not seek or accept other offers. IMMEDIATELY advise other companies who have given you an offer of your decision to not accept their offer.

    3. Internships Not Obtained Through Intern Employer Day must be Approved!
      If through your contacts, family, or associates you have found an internship, it must be approved beforehand. If it's a new company to the internship program, the internship must be APPROVED by the faculty prior to beginning the internship. To begin the process of getting an internship approved, have the employer complete the Intern Employer Form. The employer must complete this form and they must email the completed form directly to Mrs. Jones at No forms accepted unless sent directly from the potential employer!

    4. Start work no later than the first day of classes scheduled for the on-campus semester or the first summer session, and work through the last day of classes for that semester or the end of the second summer session, unless arranged in advance and agreed upon by both your employer and Carol Jones. Intern employment must be a minimum of 15 full-time weeks for a semester or 12 full-time weeks for summer.

    5. Be sure to enroll in one of the following:
      GC 3500 – first required internship
      GC 4500 – second required internship (after GC 4060 or GC 4400); or
      GC 4550 – optional internship (either before or after GC 4500, but not in place of GC 4500)

    6. Also, enroll in:
      Co-op 2010 with your first internship,
      Co-op 2020 with your second internship or
      Co-op 2030 with your third internship.

      You must pay for one hour of GC 3500/4500/4550 credit (billed for second summer term for summer interns), along with the $35 for Co-op fee (billed for first summer term for summer interns). When you enroll, you must also pay your fees on time or you will be automatically dropped. Since bills are not sent out, summer interns need to be sure to satisfy their fees for each session.

    7. Currently, you need to go to the Co-op Office, located in Suite 316, Hendrix Student Center (846-656-3150), to fill out a Co-op Information Sheet and turn it into the Co-op office. If you complete three internships/co-ops, you receive a Co-op Certificate with your diploma, which some companies value. For GC majors in Co-op 2010, 2020 or 2030 all Co-op written requirements are fulfilled through Graphic Communications.

    8. If you pre-registered for other courses for the term you are interning, be sure to DROP all other classes you no longer need to take. You may still take an online course if you desire.

    9. Notify Carol Jones IMMEDIATELY of any change in your employment status.

    10. Near the beginning of your work period, you will find all information regarding written work needed (primarily the journal and final abstract) accessible on Canvas. Check due dates and announcements frequently.

    11. Documented performance problems, irregular attendance and/or punctuality mandates a lower course grade. Interns terminated prior to completion of the required number of weeks shall receive an "F." No exceptions.