Student Services

What is an internship?

To establish uniformity in the use and application of the term “internship,” National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recommends the following definition:

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

The internship brings together three key players – the employer, the student intern, and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and are a valuable experience for the entire community.

Click here to learn more about the SCF internship process

 

For Students                                      For Employers

 
For Students

Am I eligible to complete an internship?

Baccalaureate Capstone Internship

  • Declared a program of study
  • Achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Successfully completed all program course courses
  • Obtained permission from program manager/director

Associate in Science Capstone Internship

  • Declared a program of study
  • Achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Successfully completed all program course courses

Associate in Arts Internship

  • Declared a specific area of study
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at SCF
  • Achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

 

Where can I find employers offering internships?

Securing an internship placement is the responsibility of the student. Start networking and reaching out to companies at least one semester before you plan to intern. Register for College Central Network and search for posted internships.

Many employers request a resume as part of the internship process. Use Optimal Resume to create a current, professional looking resume. Consider including: courses completed that may relate to the internship, previous work experience, any honors or awards received. Staff at the Career Resource Center are available to get you started with Optimal Resume. Career Advisors are available to review your resume and provide feedback.

 

What paperwork is needed to complete an internship?

BEFORE starting your internship, the following documents must be completed and submitted to the Career Resource Center. Schedule an appointment with the Career Resource Center early in the semester PRIOR to starting your internship to discuss the process and start submitting paperwork.

DURING your internship hours and activities on should be recorded on the Student Time Log/Journal 
***Note: Specific programs may have additional forms that are required. Please check with the program manager/director for further clarification.***

 

 

For Employers

As an internship employer, you have the opportunity to provide exposure, training, and hands-on work experience within a field related to the programs offered at State College of Florida.

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees and Certificates

Baccalaureate Programs

How do I get my internship information to SCF students?

Employers are able to post job and internships opportunities on our College Central Network.  Complete the Employer Registration information and submit for review.  Once you receive email approval, you will be able to post openings on the site.  CCN is accessible to all State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota students at all of our campuses, as well as alumni. 

 

What paperwork is needed from an employer to complete an internship?

Before a student is eligible to start their internship experience, the following documents must be completed and received by the Career Resource Center (CRC).

During the last week, a confidential Performance Evaluation  should be completed and returned to the Career Resource Center.

 

Considering offering an unpaid internship?

Be sure to review the US Department of Labor Fact Sheet to see if the opportunity passes the test for unpaid status.


For questions or additional information, please feel free to contact the Career Resource Center

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