WHO SHOULD COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP?
Most BYU-Idaho majors require an internship. Some have an optional internship with alternate courses that can also meet the degree requirements. Check with your department coordinator or review the university catalog to learn what your department requires. Some departments require more than one internship; some departments require other types of experiential learning (clinicals for nursing students, student teaching for education majors).
WHEN SHOULD I LOOK FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
We recommend that you start your research two semesters in advance of the semester you'd like to do your internship. This will give you time to research, prepare, apply, receive and accept an offer, and make any necessary arrangements for temporary relocation.
WHEN DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
An internship is an academic course and should be registered before beginning work. However, standard registration deadlines do not apply, as internships may be offered and accepted throughout the semester. Regular registration deadlines do apply if you are seeking financial aid.
HOW DO I COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP EVALUATION?
University policy requires every intern to complete an internship evaluation in addition to the designated course assignments. You should receive an auto-generated email reminder when it is time to complete the evaluation. Evaluations are completed in Career Navigator or through a Qualtrics Survey according to the instructions in the email.
Your supervisor will receive a similar reminder regarding the Employer's Evaluation with instructions on accessing and completing it.
HOW MUCH DOES AN INTERNSHIP COST?
Internship credits are exempt from tuition charges. However an administrative fee equal to 1 credit hour of the current rate of tuition will be charged for an internship course. The fee is in addition to any tuition charges for other classes. Fees are charged independently of tuition and are not subject to the 12-credit tuition cap.