What time commitment is expected?
Most internships are full-time, defined as 35 hours per week, and last nine weeks. Some organizations do not have the ability to have full-time interns but can still offer a valuable learning experience that meets a student’s interests. Exceptions can be made to allow a student to do two part-time internships (often one 15 hours per week and one 20 hours per week) during a trimester.
In addition to mentoring an intern, what are the formal expectations of me?
To support both the student and sponsor, we expect sponsors to participate in an Internship Agreement Meeting (run by the intern’s Dynamy advisor) in the first few days of the internship. We would also expect you to check in with the advisor every couple of weeks via phone or email with an assessment of the success of the intern and to participate in a Final Evaluation Meeting in the last week of the internship.
Can I ask for a resume or dictate appropriate dress?
Absolutely, interns earn their internships in an often competitive interview process. Likewise, interns are expected to meet all typical, real-world workplace requirements.
What if it feels like it isn’t working out once the internship has begun?
Call the student’s advisor. Most of the time such issues can be improved and the internship can be completed. If this isn’t the case, however, we can help transition an intern to a new experience. Please see Internship Procedures for more on "The Natural Sticking Points" of an internship.