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Policies & Compliance

Internship Program and Course Policies

  • If a student participates in an internship and would like to stay on with the same organization for a subsequent semester, separate Internship Contracts must be submitted for approval.  The second Internship Contract must demonstrate that this internship is differentiated in Learning Objectives from the first internship. 
  • Internships must be completed in the academic term in which you expect to receive credit for the internship. The internship must begin on or after the official start date of the term and end before or on the official last day of the term.
  • Internships must primarily be completed at the internship site with direct employer supervision.
  • If you are completing two internships concurrently for different INTE courses, the internship hours completed at one site cannot be applied to the other.
  • Late work policy: All assignments must be completed and turned in by the due date indicated in MyCourses. 
  • Students must work until the end date specified on the Internship Contract even if you have fulfilled your required hours. 
  • Hayworth students enroll in INTE 496, a variable credit course.  Hayworth students may receive 1-3 credits based solely on the number of work hours completed.  Hayworth advisors approve the credit hours permitted. 
  • TUG students may enroll in INTE 497 after completion of 498 and 499 for additional internship credits 1-6 credits as approved by their academic advisor and based on proposed work hours. 
  • It is the student's responsibility to alert Internship & Career Programs of any changes to the number of credits he/she is registered for, submit a new contract and work with the employer on changed hours.
  • A student may not use an aspect of another course that he/she is registered in as an internship.

Internship Start and End Dates

Semester Internship Start Date* Internship End Date*
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 December 5, 2014
Spring 2015 January 12, 2015 April 27, 2015
Summer 2015 May 26, 2015 August 7, 2015

*The internship must start on or after the listed start date and must end before or on the listed end date.

Hours and Credits

Course
Eligibility Credits Minimum Hours
INTE 498 Pre-requisite INTE 297 2 86
INTE 499 INTE 498 2 86
INTE 497 TUG students following completion of INTE 498 and 499. Advisor will approve variable credit variable1-6 43 hours/ credit
INTE 496 Hayworth students - no prerequisite. Hayworth academic advisor approves variable credit  variable1-3 43 hours/ credit


Compliance

Queens expects that all internship sites will provide a safe workplace, adequate supervision and training and follow all federal, state and relevant professional association requirements including the regulations outlined in the Fair Labor Standards Act and EEOC guidelines.  

Queens additionally uses NACE (National Association of College and Employers) criteria to assess the legitimacy and value of a proposed internship experiences.  To be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, the following criteria must be met: 

  • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom.  It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor
  • There are resources, equipment and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
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