Credit & Zero Credit Internship Registration
Once you have accepted an internship, start the registration process by completing the Request an Experience form for a 4, 3, 2, or zero credit internship.
You will need to provide the following information when completing the Request an Experience form
- internship company/organization name, address, zip code, industry
- internship supervisor name, phone number and email address
- internship position (Job) title, department, start and end dates
- faculty internship advisor name and email address
- major or minor associated with internship
- number of credits
Internship Search Tools
The process of securing an internship can appear daunting. The Career Development Center provides assistance to students on their journey to find internship opportunities. We’ve found that the following sites and resources are some of the more popular places where Katies have found internships posted:
Handshake is an internship and job opportunity database that employers utilize to connect uniquely with Katies. Every St. Kate’s student has a Handshake account. Start by simply logging in with your St. Kate’s email and password to activate your account. Employers post their opportunities on this site specifically looking for St. Kate’s students to apply for their positions. Handshake is a popular starting point to begin your search.
Indeed is one of the most popular job and internship databases. Since Indeed covers a broad scope of industries, it provides a breadth of opportunities that gives students the capability to think beyond their comfort zone. Its search system is incredibly easy to use, which has made it a favorite among many job and internship seekers. Becoming familiar with Indeed is a benefit when graduating, due to its focus towards jobs.
Every company website has a careers or employment section where internship and job opportunities are posted. St. Catherine University is lucky to be located in the corporate center hub of Minnesota. Minnesota is the location of many Fortune 500 companies including 3M, Land O’Lakes, Ecolab, General Mills, Target, and Medtronic to name only a few. There are also many non-profit and smaller businesses that offer great internship opportunities in the metro area. Exploring company websites allows a student to get to know the company while also gaining on understanding of the roles available to them.
Although it may seem obvious, utilizing Google is a great way to find internships. Simply search for possible titles of internships and your desired location and google will present hundreds of options. The intuitive filter system will easily hone down your search and present you with exactly what you’re looking for. As long as you are signed into your St. Kate’s email account, you can also save positions to come back to later.
Reconnecting with Past Employers
Internships can be found by reconnecting with previous employers. By reaching out to reestablish your former network, there is the potential to create a new opportunity. The Career Development Center can guide the employer and student through this process.
A Credit Internship can be taken for 2-4 credits. This option is designed to give students the opportunity to complete a professionally supervised and planned work experience that relates to their academic major/minor and career interests. Credit Internships are:
- Coordinated between: your Faculty Internship
- Advisor, the Internship Director and your Internship Supervisor
- Appears as a letter grade on your transcript
- Charged tuition for credit
- Taken within your chosen major or minor, designated as course #4602, #4603, or #4604
- Project oriented and cannot be more than 20% in clerical in nature
Zero Credit Internships
The Zero Credit Internship is designed to give students the opportunity to complete a professionally supervised and planned work experience that may or may not relate to their academic major/minor. Zero Credit Internships are:
- Coordinated between the Internship Director in Career Development and your Internship Supervisor
- Graded Pass/Fail, appears on your transcript
- Not charged tuition, but a $100 fee is required
- Designated as course #INDI 4600
- Project oriented and cannot be more than 20% clerical in nature
Credit Internship Set-Up Process
Accept Internship Offer
Accept your offer and go over any remaining details with the internship supervisor.
Acquire Internship Advisor
Ask a faculty member in your discipline to act as an advisor for your internship. Check the Internship options section to be sure that an internship advisor is necessary.
Complete the Request an Experience Form on Handshake
Go to Handshake to complete the Request an Experience form. This registers your internship with the Career Development Center.
Attend Internship set-up meeting with the Career Development Center
Every Katie enrolled in a for credit internship will attend a set up meeting with an advisor from Career Development Center. Come to the meeting knowing the role that you will play in your internship and basic information about the company that you are interning at. You will review the Learning Contract, Mid-Semester and Final Evaluation meetings, and Credit Internship Checklist.
Internship Application Process
Generate Internship Ideas
View our Search section below to gain ideas on where to look for the right internship for you.
Make an appointment with Career Development advisors to create and edit your resume and cover letter.
Begin applying to multiple different internship programs to increase your opportunities
Schedule, prepare, and attend interviews for internships. For interview help, schedule an appointment with Career Development Advisors.
Accept the offer and go over remaining details with your internship supervisor.