The general purpose of an internship is to give you practical experience applying the theory and content of coursework in your field. Internships are typically considered a capstone experience, taken toward the latter half of your academic career. The internship guides listed below provide important information about setting up and carrying out your internship. All internships must be approved by your program's internship coordinator prior to starting the internship. Each guide includes the necessary forms and a sample syllabus for the internship course.

For Students

Building Science Students

All students in the Building Science program are required to complete a 6 credit hour internship as a part of their coursework. The general purpose of the internship is to give students practical experience applying the theory and content of coursework in the field of study.

For Employers

We value your involvement with our student interns and look forward to working with you! Please review the appropriate Information Guide provided above for detailed information about the structure and expectations of the internship experience.

Goals of the Internship

The goals of the internship are to:

  • Provide the intern with a relevant, practical educational experience that reinforces academic coursework.
  • Provide business or industry collaborators with qualified and experienced graduates.
  • Acquaint the intern with the physical, academic, and professional requirements of his or her chosen field.
  • Develop the intern's ability to search for and find employment.