Information for Employers: Credit-Bearing Internship Program

Partner with the Credit-Bearing Internship Progam

How can I host a MU intern?

  1. Post your position openings in Career Connection.  If you are not interested in using Career Connection, you may submit an Internship Job Description Form and we will post your internship opening for you.  Students' resumes will be referred to you directly. Internship postings will remain active indefinitely, unless employers request otherwise.
  2. When approved as academically viable, the job is advertised to students. As students indicate interest in your position, we email their resumes to you. You screen, interview and hire as you would any new employee.
    • Please note: We are not able to accept internship opportunities with home-based businesses/organizations. If you require any further clarification of this policy, please contact our office directly.
  3. As students indicate interest in your position, we email their rèsumès to you.
  4. You screen, interview and hire as you would any new employee.
  5. During the course of the semester, the employer will guide the student by:
    • Providing training, mentoring and supervision for the intern student
    • Provide a supervised learning experience that helps the student grow in his or her field.
    • Encourage professionalism by assisting the intern student in developing communication, interpersonal, decision-making and other skills
    • Provide opportunities for increased responsibility, keeping the intern student directed toward accomplishing her/his learning objectives
    • Assignments should be meaningful, challenging and related directly to the student's curriculum and career goals.
    • Maintain an open channel of communication with regular meetings.
    • Expose the student to professional surroundings.
    • Have a genuine interest in the progressive development of student potential.
    • Meet with the student's faculty supervisor during the semester.
    • Prepare and return a final evaluation of student's performance approximately two weeks prior to the student's departure date ( may also use employer-established standard evaluation methods).
    • Allow for student leave time to attend university-sponsored programs and academic, registration functions.

General Requirements

  • Employers may host an intern during the fall (August/September to December), spring (December/January to May) or summer (May/June to August) semesters.
  • Employers are strongly advised to advertise positions/recruit students at least one semester prior to the experience.
  • Students participation in a credit-bearing internship generally occurs over a period of 12 to 15 weeks, for at least 120 to 450 hours which may work out to 10 to 30 hours per week as the hour requirement varies per major.
  • By partnering with the academic internship program, your position(s) will be advertised to students who will earn course credits for completion of the internship experience.

For a complete set of guidelines and information for employers, please see the EMPLOYERS' GUIDEBOOK. CLICK HERE for suggestions and guidelines for success for employers hosting interns.

CLICK HERE for more information about the credit-bearing internship program.