Internship Information for Employers
Baker University makes considerable effort to provide students with the information, services and experiences that will enable them to have a competitive edge when they seek permanent employment. This is accomplished through Career Services and the Career Involvement Program.
The Career Involvement Program enables Baker students to integrate on-campus academic study with off-campus work experiences that are related to educational plans and needs. The experience should be related to the student’s academic area and cannot be a work position that they previously held. Students are not allowed to participate in internships with relatives acting as supervisors. To be eligible to participate in the Career Involvement Program, a student must be at least a sophomore (30 or more credit hours earned). All internships are taken on a Pass/No Credit basis, not for a letter grade.
An internship may be taken during the summer sessions, fall or spring semesters, or Interterm. Variable credit is given during the summer or a semester, with the standard being 1 credit for 40 working contact hours. Students may earn up to 12 hours of internship credit during their undergraduate years at Baker. Faculty sponsors work with interns to determine the number of credits for which the student should register, the level of internship (e.g., lower college or upper college), learning objectives and evaluation criteria. Faculty occasionally visits employers and interns on-site during the internship. Employer feedback is encouraged and appreciated.
To complete enrollment for internships, students must type and complete the Career Involvement Agreement form, and confirm their enrollment through the Office of the Registrar. The completed and signed agreement must be turned in to Career Services, and the student must meet with a career counselor for verification and approval before the internship. Students must document hours worked plus complete all evaluation criteria required by the faculty sponsor. Credit must be earned during the actual work experience. Past employment cannot be presented for credit.