Effective: July 1, 2000
To be eligible to receive credit for COMM or ENGL 495, Internship, students must adhere to the following policies, procedures, and rules:
- You must have junior or senior class standing.
- You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, with a B average (3.0) in your communication/English major courses.
- You must receive department approval of the internship before formally applying for an internship with the prospective internship provider.
- You must have a faculty member agree to sponsor and supervise your internship before formally applying for the internship with the prospective internship provider.
- You will receive one unit of credit per quarter for each 30 hours of time spent in the internship.
- You may not recover a salary from the internship provider during your internship term. You may be reimbursed for expenses such as automobile mileage, hotels, meals, etc., which are incurred in the normal course of the internship.
- You may receive a fixed stipend, which is not related to hours worked during the internship, if such stipend is intended to cover cost of tuition and/or room or board.
- If you spend more hours in your internship than you have registered for in accordance with rule 5, above, La Sierra University and the Department of English and Communication will not accept responsibility or liability on your behalf.
- The internship provider must agree to give you the opportunity to perform and/or observe a variety of tasks during the internship period.
- Before any grade (other than F, or I, or IP) is assigned, you must submit to your faculty sponsor a written summary of your internship and a log of the dates and hours spent at the internship detailing the activities in which you participated.
- At the conclusion of your internship, your faculty sponsor will obtain an evaluation from your internship supervisor. This information will be used by the faculty sponsor to assign a letter grade for your internship experience.
- The Department of English & Communication reserves the right to refuse any internship to any student.
- To ensure adherence to the above guidelines, each prospective intern applicant must complete an internship application, available in the department office (South Hall 107).