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Faculty & Staff Role in Internships at DU

Faculty and staff are a vital part of the internship process here at DU!  We need to leverage your help and influence with students to refer them to the academic approval process, and to the opportunities active on PantherJobs every day.  

You are encouraged to help Regional Internship Managers and Career Services staff to recruit internship opportunities in the community at large.  Please refer organizations to post positions on our PantherJobs site, and / or refer them to Internship Managers.  We will follow up.  

Faculty may teach internship courses.  Department Chairs review and approve internship position descriptions for credit worthiness by working with the Internship Manager for their respective college.

Faculty, staff and / or leadership may also host a DU intern, if the work is deemed academically relevant and credit worthy.  Please see the policy document below for details on this fantastic way to give back to our students!  Look for training notices on this opportunity from OPE, by your Internship Management team members.  

For student toolkit information, please see the Student Page. Below you will find the Internal Stakeholder Toolkit, in need of an update, but still a solid resource.

Internship Process and Deadlines

All Maine College of Business and College of Technology students who want to complete an internship for course credit  (example SPMG290, SPMG390, GPMT490, ACCT790) must:

1. RSVP for and attend a required Internship Workshop and review the Student Internship Guidebook. This should be done at least six months before the semester student would like to do an internship.  In-Seat and Google Hangout events found on PantherJobs / Events / Workshops. 

2. Meet with his or her Academic Advisor to determine academic eligibility.

3. Meet with and have his or her resume approved by a Career Services Coordinatorscroll down on the main page to find contacts.

4. Meet with and / or return all completed all paperwork to appropriate Internship Manager by the stated application deadlines:                        (Scroll to the bottom of student page for required paperwork.) 

  • Fall semester: Aug. 1
  • Winter semester: Dec. 1
  • Spring / Summer semester: April 1

5. Start looking for and applying to internships on PANTHER JOBS!  They need to work with Career Services Coordinator and Internship Managers to identify appropriate positions and sites, or bring in their own for consideration.  Students are not placed into internships in the globally competitive environment we are operating in.  

International Internships

Please visit the websites of DU-approved internship program providers and consult the Global Programs Office for further guidance and approval.  Working one year ahead is vital for success in an international search and approval process.  

Allied Health Practicum

Please visit that section of the College of Health Professions website.