Internships provide the opportunity for a transformational experiential learning process that allows students to apply classroom learning to real-world settings. During the internship process, many students solidify their post-graduation plans and make important professional connections that lead to full-time employment.

While you can view the full academic policies for academic internships, the most important piece is that the internship is a faculty-guided experience that empowers students to utilize knowledge and theory learned in the classroom in a professional setting.

Registration Process

Below is the registration process for the internship course (course number 397 across all majors). While the majority of majors use this process, please note that there may be some slight variations for specific majors. For any questions, please contact Amy Barber, Internship Coordinator, at 386-822-7383 or abarber@stetson.edu.

Academic Internship Registration

Step 1: Student speaks to Department Chair/Internship Coordinator to find out criteria for an internship to be approved for credit in their major or minor

Step 2: Student completes an Internship Pre-Approval Checklist (Template) to the best of their ability

Step 3: Student meets with the Faculty Instructor to review the Checklist

Step 4: If the Checklist is approved, Faculty Instructor provides the student with a faculty override for the course

Step 5: Student registers for the course through MyStetson and completes the 3 additional requirements outlined below

Requirements for Academic Internships

Students completing the internship for academic credit must complete 3 requirements. Those registered for the course can access the needed forms, dates/times of the orientations, and track the status of their registration under the One Stop tab in MyStetson.

  • Attend one of the offered Internship Orientations
  • Complete an Internship Liability Waiver
  • Complete an Academic Internship Application

Both the Faculty Instructor and Department Chair will be notified via e-mail when the application is ready to be viewed. Approval of the internship is needed from both parties.

All of these requirements must be completed by the Internship Registration Deadline for each semester as noted on the Academic Calendar (DeLand Campus) or students risk being administratively withdrawn from their internship course.