What Faculty Need to Know

The Three Roles of Faculty

Faculty members are key partners in the internship program – as faculty internships supervisors, as departmental internship coordinators, and as overall proponents of academic internships.  Your support directly contributes to the success of the internship program here at MU.  When you recommend internships to your students, they listen.  The roles and responsibilities of faculty and others involved with internships are listed here.

Faculty Internship Supervisors

Every student’s internship is supervised by a faculty member in that student’s academic department. Effective supervision is an important key to a student’s internship success—both academically and professionally. If you are a faculty member supervising an intern, you’ll find requirements, guidelines and recommendations here.

Faculty Internship Coordinators

Each academic department coordinates its interns under the direction of an appointed faculty co-op/internship coordinator. This person is responsible for approving students to seek internships, approving new jobs targeted to students in their department, and assigning faculty supervisors, as well as problem-solving, communicating, monitoring, record-keeping, advising and more. If you are a departmental faculty co-op/internship coordinator or chairperson, or will be, you’ll find the information you need here.

Student Point of View

The best way to get to know the internship program is to look at the information we provide to our students, and require they know. Even if you’ve been supervising interns for years, it’s worth checking out what we’re sharing with and requiring of our students.

Online Orientation. The first, required step for every student interested in an internship.

What Students Need to Know. More information about the process of finding an internship, the academic requirements, and links for résumés, follow-up call suggestions, and more.

Hot Jobs. A listing of our newest internships, as well as some “older” internships that are recently updated and need to be filled. Students can check this list anytime, and this is often a first stop for many students considering the internship option.