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Internship Program

William Peace University knows there's no substitute for real world experience. Each WPU student is required to complete an internship (paid or unpaid) during one of their final three semesters in school. Career Services helps students find the right position for them but it goes both ways. We work closely with local businesses to help find the right student for each open internship position.

Our requirements for an internship site are as follows:

  • Company must be in existence for at least 3 years
  • There should be at least 3 full time employees
  • The company/organization is housed in a professional setting- office or appropriate setting- not a virtual site or working in a  home or residential  setting
  • Intern must be supervised by someone with a minimum of a Bachelor’s  degree

If you fulfill these requirements- the next step is:

  • Provide Career Services (careercenter@peace.edu) with an internship description- intern should be assigned projects and duties comparable to entry level professional work- with limited repetitive clerical duties
  • The internship description will be sent to the faculty for approval
  • One approved, the internship will be posted on our job posting system
  • Students will apply directly to you by resume and cover letter
  • You should interview interested candidates and select the intern(s) that best suit your needs

Further requirements:

  • A company/organization representative will be sent and asked to sign an Academic Internship Agreement provided by Career Services. This contract will stay on file until either the company or William Peace University requests for the contact to be terminated.
  • Intern must work 120 hours within the semester;
  • Supervisor must sign and approve the WPU Internship Learning Agreement- completed by the student intern
  • Supervisor must complete an evaluation at the end of the internship- it will be sent to you electronically by career services

Please read the National Association of Colleges and Employers Statement on U.S. Internships.

All internships will be reviewed by William Peace University faculty to ensure goals and objectives of the position compliment the students' learning and professional goals.

Once your intern begins work, it's important to continuously provide mentoring and feedback to the student and to WPU. Introduce your intern to various departments within your organization and allow the student to attend meetings, networking opportunities, professional organization meetings and top-level management. It's important for an intern to learn duties and tasks associated with an entry-level position and experiences in addition to exposure to the entire organization.

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