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Academic Internships

 
 

- A Course to Launch Your Career -

Purpose

The objective of an internship is to provide Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) students with an opportunity to enhance their academic preparation through practical, hands-on experience. An internship seeks to offer students the opportunity for professional growth within an organization through the completion of challenging and meaningful work. Students gain valuable experience that translates to high marketability upon graduation. Employers gain a valuable opportunity to review intern credentials for organizational “fit”.

Students: 5 Steps to Your Academic Internship

  1. Get Pre-Qualified by Your Academic Advisor
    • Do you qualify? You need Junior standing (60 credit hours), an overall FGCU GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 in your major.
    • Make an appointment by calling 239-590-7302.
    • LCOB Advisor signature required before moving to Step #2.
  2. Find Your Internship
  3. Meet with LCOB Internship Coordinator - Amy Scott
    Call (239) 590-7302 to set-up an appointment with Amy.
    • Review professional standards, resume, LinkedIn, Dress for Success.
    • Review goals for internship success and confirm learning outcomes with employer.
    • LCOB Internship Coordinator and Employer signatures required before moving to Step #5.
  4. Get Ready!
    • Make an appointment with the FGCU Career Center for job search and interviewing assistance by calling (239) 590-7946.
    • Explore www.LinkedIn.com(Social media for professionals.)
    • Polish your resume.
  5. Get Approval from Your Faculty Internship Supervisor
    • To earn academic credit you must receive faculty approval prior to starting your internship.
    • Each Major has a faculty member assigned to oversee internships. Each Major requires additional academic assignments and may include Canvas modules or presentations.
    • Faculty signature required before enrollment is complete.
    • Submit your signed forms to the LCOB Advising Office for registration.

Employer Guide

Thank you for thinking of FGCU!

Please reviwew these two documents and contact Amy Scott - ascott@fgcu.edu for further information.

Employer FAQ Academic Internships

Employer Checklist and Sample Position

More Internship Information