Deadline for undergraduates to obtain credit for Fall 2007- October 10th
Have you found the internship of your dreams on your own, but just don't know how to get credit for it? Do you want a notation on your transcript for all your hard work, but are unsure how to proceed?
Well look no further! The staff at the UMBC Shriver Center is here to help!
That internship you found is important to obtain admission to graduate school and to find employment after graduation. You gain experience, can get paid, and could potentially obtain three upper level credits, all by interning only 8 to 10 hours per week.
Best of all, if you found an internship or co-op on your own for the fall, you can get the notation on your transcript - FREE OF CHARGE.
IN ORDER TO GET YOUR INTERNSHIP CONVERTED TO AN OFFICIAL SHRIVER CENTER INTERNSHIP:
1. Either call (410-455-2493) or stop by the Shriver Center on the ground floor of the Public Policy Building to make an appointment with the appropriate Coordinator for your major.
2. Visit http://www.shrivercenter.org/student_obtainingcredit.html and scroll down to the section entitled “Get your Internship or Co-op Recognized” that details the conversion process for you.
3. Download and have your supervisor sign the Employer Agreement found at the above link and obtain verification for your placement by getting a letter from your employer (on company letterhead) verifying that you are interning 8-10 hours per week.
4. Meet with your Coordinator to get enrolled in the Practicum (to have the notation put on your transcript as a university sanctioned experience) and have your potential credit options explained to you.
5. Enjoy your internship!
If you do not already have an internship lined up but are interested in obtaining one, we’ll be glad to help you with that as well. To begin the process of finding an internship through the Shriver Center and UMBCworks, visit http://www.shrivercenter.org/documents/Shriver%20Center%20Four%20Step%20Process.pdf. That link will detail exactly what you need to do.
Any questions, give us a call!!!
The Shriver Center Staff
Public Policy Building, Ground Floor
*A converted Fall 2007 internship/co-op is defined as an internship/co-op that is found outside of The Shriver Center and the UMBCworks system. The internship must be noted on your transcript for the Fall 2007 semester in order for the appropriate fee to be waived.