The Denison Internship Program offers our students a structured learning experience
as they explore career fields and apply their broadening intellectual
skills to workplace environments. Each year, the program promotes and
engages hundreds of
internship opportunities around the globe. Internships take form in a
number of ways, but the most successful benefit from a three-tiered partnership
between students, supervisors, and the Career Exploration and Development staff.
How the Internship Program Works
Career Exploration and Development – CE&D – (firstname.lastname@example.org
) asks that alumni and employers interested in
promoting internships at Denison post their positions through Handshake
. Once a student receives an offer letter/email
, CE&D requires a copy of said letter along with the student’s completion of an internship registration form. All
hires should be reported to the CE&D staff and formal evaluations
are requested from both students and supervisors near the end of each
Internships involving Denison students should be brought to the
attention of Career Exploration and Development so that all students
have the opportunity to earn transcript notation. Also,
in order for CE&D to support our employer partners in a variety of
ways, we must stay informed of our students’ experiences. While no
numerical credit is typically assigned, CE&D links with the
Registrar and official notation is awarded after satisfactory
evaluations are obtained from internship supervisors.
Career Exploration and Development promotes the following
internship criteria as defined by the National Association of Colleges
- The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience
that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It
must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the
work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
- The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
- The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
- There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
- There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
- There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
- There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
- If you are interested in promoting a summer internship opportunity, please request to join.
- Students need to make travel/living arrangements when selected
to intern, so we encourage our employer partners to offer prompt
feedback regarding offers.
- Internships must offer a minimum of 100 working hours. We
strongly encourage internships of greater lengths to provide maximum
benefits to all parties.
- Please report concerning situations involving Denison students to email@example.com or 740-587-6656 so that we can help resolve any issues that may arise.
All Employers Must Adhere to:
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles of Professional Practice
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations
- Recruitment and employment laws for the state of Ohio and the federal government
- Guidelines established by Career Exploration & Development and Denison University
We Look Forward to Working with You!
Should you have any questions regarding registering your
internship or the Denison Internship Program in general, please contact