What qualifies as an internship?
follows guidelines set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
(NACE) for internships. The following guidelines define a legitimate
an extension of the classroom and apply knowledge gained in the classroom.
transferable to other employment.
a defined beginning and end, job description and desired qualifications.
learning objectives/goals aligned with a student's academic coursework.
professional supervision in the field of the experience.
routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
the use of resources, equipment and facilities that support learning
SPC’s college-wide internship office will monitor all internships to ensure
that each posted position adheres to the definition and criteria of an
Unpaid internship are possible, but must adhere to guidelines established by the Department of Labor.