Internship Program Management

Topics: Career Services, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Internships and Co-Op Programs, Experiential Learning, Student Leadership Development

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Career services staff often struggle to centrally store information about and evaluate student internship experiences because faculty advisors who award credit for internships follow their own procedures. This report explores reporting and organizational structures to manage internship programs. Additionally, the report describes required resources and technology to centrally capture information about student internships to better evaluate the experience.

Research Questions

  • Who manages internships within career services and in academic departments?
  • What types of organizational structures exist to communicate between academic units and career service centers regarding internship concerns?
  • What technology tools do contacts use to share internship information?