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Lydia Henderson, Career and Internship Advisor
Lydia is your go-to source for information regarding Resume Assistance, Cover Letter help, Internship Co-op Questions and more. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Areas: University College, College of the Arts, English
Office: ARCS Center (Wilson Bldg, Room 209)
All undecided majors and additional students should return back to the Student Homepage and browse the different College that interest them. You can then schedule an appointment and the appropriate advisor from that college will be able to meet with you.
Internship & Co-op Information
Apply for Academic Credit
INTS 3398 - Integrative Studies Internship
- Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.0
- Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours
- Grading: Letter
This course provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge, communication skills, and emerging professionalism in a particular work environment. The coursework includes class discussions, group and individual activities, class presentations, and documentation of internship experience. The course is designed to provide applied learning experiences that build upon prior coursework and offers opportunities for integrated and reflective learning.
Note: Students cannot register for INTS 3398 until they have located an internship opportunity and have gotten it approved through The Department of Career Planning & Development internship application process.
Students receive 3 credit hours per 10 hours/week at internship site with a maximum of 9 hours available (with the student working 30 or more hours/week at internship site).
3 credit hours = 150 total work hours
6 credit hours = 300 total work hours
9 credit hours = 450 total work hours
Hours per week are higher during summer due to the the shortened semester. Inquire for details.
Once the student has an internship lined up, he/she completes the online application at The Department of Career Planning & Development website and, once approved, is cleared to take the course.APPLY HERE
Getting Started with Internships
How to Find an Internship
The best way to find a position is to log into Handshake and complete your profile. Look at opportunities under “Jobs” and submit your resume if you meet the qualifications.You can also find an internship on your own without using Handshake, as long as you meet the academic requirements, you will be able to count that job for class credit.
If you already have a job that you feel qualifies as a Co–op or Internship, review the qualifications for academic credit that are specific to your major. All positions have to be approved through The Department of Career Planning & Development. NOTE: KSU does not give retroactive credit.
General Qualifications for Co-Ops and Internships
Cooperative Education (Co-op)- Students work for at least two semesters with the same company in positions that provide experience directly related to their academic majors. They receive academic credit for participation and must be paid a wage or alternative form of compensation (e.g. commuting expenses, meals, tickets, etc).
Position may be part–time or full–time, and may occur every semester or in alternating semesters.
Students must have a KSU GPA to participate in a co-op (transfer students cannot participate in their first semester at KSU).
Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or students in graduate school with a declared eligible major, at least 30 completed credit hours, and a 2.50 GPA are eligible to participate.
Internships - Employment that closely relates to the student’s major and is usually one semester in length. Students also receive academic credit for their participation and the position may be paid or unpaid, depending on the major.
The internship may be part–time or full–time, and is available to eligible juniors, seniors, and graduate students with a declared major.
Students must have a KSU GPA to participate in an internship (transfer students cannot participate in their first semester).
GPA and semester hour requirements vary by major.
For questions or to learn more about your particular situation, we recommend you set up an appointment with your Career & Internship Advisor.
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