Internships and Fellowships

IMPORTANT: Miami will begin using a new process through Handshake for the application and reporting of all internships beginning in August 2020.

You will need to identify a supervising Faculty member and a have written Learning Plan signed by the student, the faculty member, and the internship site supervisor before applying for your internship.


NEW INTERNSHIP POLICY


Highlights of the new policy:
  1. Extra-curricular Internships are internships that are initiated by the student, are not required for the degree, and do not receive academic credit. In this situation, students do not register for internship courses.

  2. Co-curricular Internships are not required for the student’s academic degree or major. However, because Co-curricular Internships relate to the student’s program of study (e.g., major, minor, certificate program), these internships qualify for undergraduate academic credit. This includes the 0-credit Experiential Learning requirement in the Miami Plan. NOTE: POL only offers internships to declared majors (POL, DGP, & PA).

    ★ Minimum time commitments are required:

    0 credits = less than 37.5 work hours
    1 credit = 37.5 total work hours
    2 credits = 75 total work hours
    3 credits = 112.5 total work hours
    4 credits = 150 total work hours
    5 credits = 187.5 total work hours
    6 credits = 225 total work hours

    NOTE: The total time AND your Learning Plan will determine how many credits you will earn.

    ★ Students may not earn more than six (6) credits per term or semester or ten (10) credit hours per year in internships or independent study work of any type. Co-curricular internships may not be substituted for degree requirements.

    ★ Retroactive credit for an internship is not permitted.

    ★ Co-curricular Internships require a written Learning Plan signed by the student, the faculty member, and the internship site supervisor.

    ★ Co-curricular Internships may be paid or unpaid.

    ★ Co-curricular Internship credit appears on the transcript and may be offered as credit/no credit or for a letter grade.

  3. Curricular Internships are a requirement for the student’s declared degree or major.

    ★ POL majors do not currently have any required internships.

Getting started in Handshake

Choose experience in left side colume then choose Create Experience.

 

updated: 8/11/2020