Internships provide students with practical work-related experience under the supervision of a qualified professional (site supervisor) and a faculty supervisor responsible for academic quality and assigning the final grade. After completing the application process, rising juniors and seniors with a 2.25 overall GPA (or higher depending on major) can earn one to twelve credit hours. (Generally only twelve internship credits may count toward graduation.) Approval by the internship coordinator and faculty supervisor is required prior to starting the internship.
Process for Obtaining Internships:
- Locate an internship site or contact the Career Center or your academic advisor for assistance in locating a site.
- Discuss the internship with your academic advisor.
- Obtain internship application online from the Internships Web page.
- Turn in completed forms to the internship coordinator for approval.
- After approval (to include meeting the College's requirements), the internship coordinator will register you for the summer internship.
- For credit bearing internships during the summer/winter terms, students will be billed for tuition per credit hour. If the Experiential Learning Grants (ELGs) have not been used in the academic year by the student, it will automatically be submitted to the Business Office for tuition reduction.
Students must pay tuition for credits earned through internships including those earned during the summer and winter terms. Summer and winter term students must pay by the credit hour and payment should be made at the time of registration. Lynchburg College offers Experiential Learning Grants (ELGs) to help offset the cost of internship tuition rates during the summer and winter terms. Contact the Internship Coordinator for information concerning costs. The ELGs will automatically be applied to your summer tuition.
Deadline for Summer Internships
Internship forms approved by faculty, site supervisor, and internship coordinator must be submitted by June 28, 2013. Unless approval for an extended internship is given by the Associate Dean, internships should be completed by August 5, 2013.
Special Internship Opportunities for Summer 2013
Social Entrepreneurship Internships
Students in any major that are interested in interning in a leadership role at a non-profit organization are invited to consider a Social Entrepreneurship Internship. A wide variety of opportunities are available during the academic year and the summer. Candidates for these internships must apply through the Center for Community Development and Social Justice. For details, please contact Bev Pfluger at 434.544.8158. (Please note that students may earn one to six credits in GS 415 - Social Entrepreneurship Internship - OR - the Center is also happy to assist students who are seeking internship credit in their major and are looking for an appropriate internship site at a nonprofit organization.) Note: GS 415 is a requirement for the Minor in Civic Engagement (or any internship approved by the minor steering committee).
Lynchburg College has relationships with several institutions to place students with government agencies, political organizations, and embassies. Contact the Career Center for details and the various organization internship deadlines.
Lynchburg College Internship Program has relationships with several organizations providing opportunities for students to intern in other countries. Contact the Career Center for complete details.