L.I.F.E. Opportunities Internship
The internship that offers unique educational opportunities by which students acquire meaningful work experience while obtaining an academic education. The partnership between intern and organization could present the opportunity that may Link the Internship to Future Employment (L.I.F.E.).
The internship is a 3-hour credit course that permits students to work at least 10 hours per week in the Fall and Spring semesters (15 weeks) and a minimum of 20 hours per week in the Summer semester (8 weeks) at the site of an Internship Partnering Organization. The interns are directed in short and/or long-term projects relating to their majors. In most instances, interns are compensated.
- Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism
- Healthcare Management
- Human Resource Management
- Management Information Systems
Objectives of a L.I.F.E. Opportunities Internship
- Provides meaningful work experience which supplements and modifies ideas gained from academic courses
- Provides inside exposure to the structure, operations and decision processes within an organization
- Enhances the student's subsequent academic work and places the student in a favorable position for permanent employment
The Value of a L.I.F.E. Opportunities Internship
As a L.I.F.E. Opportunities partner, the organization has the unique opportunity to work with students that have gained knowledge of academic theory in their major.
Students are eager to implement the theory learned in classes to projects that provide meaningful work experience under the direction of an internship partner.
The Role of a L.I.F.E. Opportunities Internship Partner
The role of the Internship Partner is to provide an experience that provides substance to an upperclassman or graduate student in a specific academic area (Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance; Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism, Marketing, Management) that supplements and modifies ideas gained from academic courses.