Graduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012
The Southern Polytechnic State University Internship program is a short-term or time-limited work experience in a professional environment where the emphasis is on learning versus earnings. It is designed to enhance academic, personal, and professional development and will assist you in making a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of work, or to provide students with insight about potential careers. Usually, an Internship is a one-time experience for a student who has attained at least some academic preparation in a professional field.
Internship Eligibility Requirements:
In addition to meeting the internship eligibility requirements, International Students MUST obtain written eligibility authorization from the SPSU International Services Office before beginning EACH working assignment. Due to the INS regulations, International students are not permitted to intern more than one and a half-academic years for undergraduates and one academic year for graduates. Once an Internship is obtained, International students MUST return to the International Office to complete additional paper work. International students failing to do so will be DROPPED from the Internship Program.
Cooperative Education Program (Co-op)
Students alternate semesters of full-time paid work assignments with full-time classroom instruction semesters. These work assignments are also supervised and closely related to the student's academic program.
Co-op Eligibility Requirements
Advantages of participating in the Experiential Education Program include: