The HIAD internship and assistantship resource site is designed for students earning
degrees and certificates from the Department of Leadership - Higher and Adult Education.
The internships and assistantships listed on the site are particularly suited for
students in this field of study. This site was developed for the following HIAD majors
- Master of Science in Leadership with a Leadership concentration
- Master of Science in Leadership with a Student Personnel concentration
- Doctor of Education in Leadership with a Higher Education concentration
- Doctor of Education in Leadership with an Adult Education concentration
- Community College Teaching and Leadership Certificate
Internships are required for the master's degree in Leadership with a concentration
in Student Personnel and the Community College Teaching and Leadership Certificate.
All HIAD programs may use an internship as an elective (consult your advisor).
Only degree seeking students are eligible for graduate assistantships and the paid
internships. Additionally, Community College Teaching and Leadership Certificate students
must do their internship at a public two-year community college.
Students are not limited to the programs listed on this site. Many of the listed programs
are schools and offices we have worked with in the past where our students have had
successful internship experiences. Your advisor can approve other internship sites.
Online students not living in this region should consult your advisor for approval
of an internship site in your area.
Click here for current resource list
For HIAD students planning an internship experience for credit, the following procedure
is required. These steps must be completed prior to the official start of the semester.
- Notify your advisor of your intent to participate in an internship.
- Contact Dr. Akey with your desired internship location and area of interest (firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact the proposed internship site (contact information is on the resource page).
- Provide the site supervisor with a current resume.
- Develop your goals and objectives for the internship experience.
- Once the site supervisor has approved your request for an internship, contact Dr.
Akey for a permit.
- Provide Dr. Akey with your approved goals and objectives prior to the start of the
semester (must be approved by your site advisor).
- Refer to the internship syllabus (HAID 7060/8060) for more details.
Graduate assistants are usually selected well in advance of the start date. Each assistantship
may have unique application procedures from the hosting department. It is recommended
that you contact prospective assistantship sites as soon as possible to be a viable