Internships
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Carrie Beard"The therapists at Therapy Hut have really helped me get a better understanding of how to work with patients who need help with everyday skills. They have let me be "hands-on" with the patients which will help me in my long-term goals to becoming more successful and have an early start in working with patients who need and receive therapy. I have learned how therapists evaluate patients and how they are able to help the patients according to their goals and their needs. I have particularly learned more about occupational therapy and how disorders have affected these children, as well as the therapists trying to overcome the problems."

—Carrie Beard

Developing an Internship Program

Why should I offer internships?

Sponsoring an intern can...

  • Bring fresh ideas, talents and skills to your organization
  • Identify prospective employees to meet future staffing needs
  • Provide cost-effective recruitment and training
  • Enhance community/university relationships
  • Provide staff for special projects
  • Build a solid future for the local and regional community

How do I recruit interns?

  • There are several avenues for recruiting interns. The first step is to develop a description for your intern's role.
  • This posting will be sent to our eRecruiting network as well as appropriate academic departments.

What types of activities are appropriate for internships?

  • Planning and Implementing Special Projects
  • Developing Reports
  • Conducting Research
  • Marketing
  • Website Construction/Maintenance
  • Social Networking

Should internships provide academic credit for the intern?

  • With an approved learning contract, students may elect to receive academic credit for an internship experience.

Should internships provide monetary compensation for the intern?

  • Monetary compensation for internships varies with the discipline. For example, students in nursing and education typically receive no monetary compensation. Students in business and engineering typically receive monetary compensation which may vary within the particular field in the discipline.

How should I plan for a successful internship experience?

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