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FIT internships are carefully assigned, structured, and monitored to provide the most appropriate and valuable experience for each student. In many majors, internships are an integral part of the student's course of study, and the academic credit earned is required for graduation. In other situations, students may take an internship on a supplemental-credit basis.
The Internship Center runs a two-pronged academic program that comprises on-site professional/work experience supervised by an organization executive and classroom instruction.
The program offers work experience that helps develop a student's competitive edge and networking skills. It encourages students to be introspective, observant, and analytical while applying classroom skills to the workplace.
The classroom-instruction portion of the course has two goals: to empower students to make their work site experiences as productive as possible and to teach them how to successfully market themselves throughout their careers.
Some fall, spring and summer semester courses grant 4 credits and require interns to contribute a minimum of 12 weeks(6 for summer) and 168 hours to their work sites while spending 12 hours in the classroom over 6 sessions. There are also 3 credit programs which require interns to contribute a minimum of 12 weeks(6 for summer) and 123 hours to the work site while spending 12 hours in the classroom over 6 sessions. The 2 credit internships require interns to contribute a minimum of 12 weeks(6 for summer) and 78 hours to the work site while spending 12 hours in the classroom over 6 sessions. Winter internships grant 2 credits and require interns to contribute 4 weeks and 78 hours to the work site while spending 12 hours in the classroom over 4 sessions.
International students should be aware that they cannot work more than 20 hours a week (or 40 hours a week in the winter or summer session). Failure to comply with this rule runs the risk of losing their visa.
For more information about becoming an intern, see How to Apply.