The Senior Internship Program at Lincoln College
Our Senior Internship Programs
- BUS 491: Business Management Senior Internship (3 Credit Hours)
- SPM 491: Sports Management Senior Internship (3 Credit Hours)
- HSA 491: Health Services Administration Senior Internship (4 Credit Hours)
- SIT 491: Liberal Arts Senior Internship (3 Credit Hours)
- CJS 491: Criminal Justice Internship (3 Credit Hours)
Why are Internships Important?
Internships create opportunities for employers and students to create real-life learning beyond the classroom walls to develop workforce readiness, technical and interpersonal skills. This experience is invaluable to the development of the students. This process allows students to explore career options, engage with employers, develop relationships and networking skills, learn about the functions of an organization, and connect classroom learning to employment and careers. Click here to read more about the benefits of internships to both students and employers!
Our internship semesters consist of Spring (January – May), Summer (May – August), and Fall (August – December) semesters. Our three credit hour internships consist of interns working at your site throughout a semester a minimum of 90 hours and our four credit hour internships consist of 120 hours on-site working hours throughout a semester.
How to Enroll in the Senior Internship
To enroll in the Senior Internship Program, students must first complete the following checklist steps listed below. The pre-registration process may take a minimum of one – two months to complete depending on the internship site search and timeliness of the student submissions of each checklist step. Students are asked to plan accordingly. Each checklist step listed below must be reviewed and approved by the Internship Coordinator and Chair of the Department by the deadline listed below:
Deadline for a Summer 2018 Internship: Friday, April 27th
Deadline for a Fall 2018 Internship: Friday, July 27th
Deadline for a Spring 2019 Internship: Friday, November 30th
Deadline for a Summer 2019 Internship: Friday, April 26th
Check List Steps
Review the Full Overview of the Senior Internship: Click here to download and review.
Step One: The internship candidate is interviewed by Lincoln College’s Internship Coordinator. During this interview, student reviews the Pre-Registration checklist and submits the student application for the Senior Internship. Click here to download the student application and checklist.
Step Two: Internship candidate submits a resume and cover letter for review with the Internship Coordinator. Click here to download this step, click here to download Lincoln College’s resume building guidebook, and here to download a recommended resume and cover letter template.
Step Three: Internship candidate creates either a LinkedIn account and/or submits two letters of recommendation. Click here to download this step.
Step Four: Internship candidate submits a signed and approved host agreement with his/her internship site. Click here: Internship Host Agreement to download our site host agreement.
Step Five: Internship candidate submits detailed learning outcomes, strategies to achieve the learning outcomes, evaluation methods for his/her internship, and a proposed internship project for the student’s internship. Click here to download this step.
Step Six: Internship candidate will submit Steps 1 – 5 for approval by the Internship Coordinator.
Step Seven: Internship candidate interviews with his/her Program Director for final approval of the Senior Internship, and include your approved Step Five: Senior Internship Learning Outcomes prior to coordinating an interview with the Program Director. Click here to download this step.
Step Eight: Internship candidate registers for his/her Senior Internship.
List of Companies students may consider for an internship: Click here to download this list of potential internship sites and useful resources for applying to local and national firms.
For more information on available internships and resume reviews, please visit our Career Services webpage by clicking on the link below.