The Office of Career Services
Internship Program Employer FAQ's
IN WHAT PROGRAMS OF STUDY ARE STUDENTS ENROLLED?
Students seek internships in the areas of Accounting, Business Management, Computer Information Technology, Paralegal Studies, Organization Management, Communications, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, Healthcare Management, Law Enforcement, and Digital and Studio Arts.
WHEN DO STUDENTS BEGIN AN INTERNSHIP?
Students begin an internship in their junior year when they have taken the minimum number of core courses required in their major, or in their senior year after they have completed the majority of their coursework.
HOW LONG DOES AN INTERNSHIP LAST?
Students are in an internship for one semester (14 weeks). Some students may extend the internship to two semesters depending on the needs of their internship site and their class schedule.
HOW MANY HOURS DOES A STUDENT DEVOTE TO THE INTERNSHIP?
Students are expected to devote a minimum of 10 hours per week to their internship for a total of 100 hours. Students may devote more time to the internship depending on the semester in which they begin their internship and the demands of their class schedule and the needs of the organization hosting the student (i.e. some students have more time available during the summer; others take primarily evening classes and have days available; etc.)
WHAT DO STUDENTS DO IN AN INTERNSHIP?
Students are expected to assume tasks that allow them to apply the principles and knowledge they are learning in class to tasks that will be of assistance to the organization in which they are interning. Many employers assign interns to work along side staff, and some assign duties to the intern that free the staff for other tasks.
HOW MUCH WILL AN INTERN COST?
Although it is hoped that an employer will be able to offer a wage or stipend to an intern, this is not required. In recognition of the services students offer, employers offer some type of remuneration if their budgets allow. In these situations, a financial award may be based on a minimum wage or above, or, it may be a flat amount. Often students will select a non-paid internship if the organization offers an excellent learning opportunity.
WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?
We ask that the organization select meaningful learning opportunities for students that are relevant to their major; provide supervision to guide and support them in their tasks; and complete an evaluation of the student at the end of the internship. A faculty liaison from the school will work with you and the intern throughout the internship to address any questions that may arise.
HOW DO I ESTABLISH AN INTERNSHIP AND SELECT AN INTERN?
Formalizing an internship program is just a phone call away. If you would like to offer an internship with your organization, just call the Internship Coordinator at Calumet College. Once you have been established as an internship site, the Internship Coordinator will contact you when a prospective student is available. The student will then interview with you to determine if there is a goodness of fit.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Kristy Donley, Internship Coordinator
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Avenue
Whiting, Indiana 46394
Career Services Resources
Contact Information Office of Career Services
Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Telephone: (219) 473-4341 (Indiana)
(773) 721-0202, Ext. 341 (Illinois)
1-877-700-9100 (Toll Free)
FAX: (219) 473-4277