Request & Report/Registration Process

Steps to Request Internship Approval and Registration

Login to Handshake with your Millersville credentials and then select Career Center - Experiences - Request an Experience.

There are two steps in the process which must be completed in Handshake.

  • Step1:   Major/Minor Department Approval of Request
  • Step 2:  Report/Registration of Internship


Step 1: Major/Minor Department Approval of Request
In this step you are requesting the department's approval of your eligibility to move forward with a credit-bearing internship.  Before completing this step, we encourage you to have a conversation with your coordinator about how internship credits will fit into your academic program. 

Select Step 1: Major/Minor Department Approval of Request from the drop-down options in Handshake Experiences.  Please complete the required fields. If you have not yet secured an internship, enter "TBD" for Employer and Job Title.  If you are unsure how to complete a field, enter "N/A".  You will also review the Policies and Procedures of Millersville University's For-credit Internship Program.  You will need to enter your department internship coordinator as the approver.  Your request will be sent to the department internship coordinator for approval in order for you to proceed with the internship search or the report/registration process.

How to Conduct your Internship Search 
Use the targeted search tools in Handshake to search for internships.  Use our Resume Writing Guide to create or update your résumé. You may also use the Searching for Internships webpage for links to external job boards or schedule an Internship Seeking appointment with a staff member. Submit applications and employers will contact you directly to schedule an interview.  Employers may conduct in-person, phone, or virtual interviews

If you have already found and accepted an internship on your own, the organization must be an established, legitimate business or non‐profit organization, as evidenced by having a physical location, website, history of offering paid employment, listed telephone number, and tax ID number.  Internships may not be in an in-home business and international internships must first be approved through International Programs and Services (IPS). 

Once you have secured an internship and have all the internship information (employer name, address, phone number, website URL, supervisor name, email address, phone number, start and end dates, internship title and job description, hours/week and pay rate) please complete Step 2: Report/Registration of Internship.

Step 2: Report/Registration of Internship
In this step you will provide specific details about your internship for approval by your academic department.  Select Step 2: Report/Registration of Internship.  Complete all required fields, review the Expectations for Professional and Ethical Conduct for Millersville University Interns and the Internship Agreement - Academic Requirements.  You will need to enter your department internship coordinator to start the approval process.  

Once the form receives all the appropriate signatures your internship course will be added to your academic record and degree audit. You will then be contacted by Experiential Learning & Career Management to attend a brief orientation session prior to or shortly after beginning your internship.  

Students must pay tuition for registered credit-bearing internships as they would for any other credit-bearing course. 

NOTE: If you previously completed a credit-bearing internship and you want to receive credit for a second internship, you must complete Step 2:  Report/Registration of Internship in Handshake.  If your internship is at the same organization, your job description will need to reflect an increase in responsibilities or different responsibilities.  Once approved, you must attend another orientation session, in order to receive academic credit.