Undergraduate Program | Internship Opportunities
An internship is supervised practical training in an industry setting. It fills the gap between the academic and professional worlds.
Most credited internships are taken in your junior or senior year of study. An internship can serve as a practical cap to your formal education. Your intern supervisor will be one of the strongest references on your graduation resume.
Internship for academic credit
Most industry intern supervisors insist that student interns receive academic credit. The Telecom Department must certify to them that registration for credit has been or will be made for a specific semester.
Students may earn 1 to 3 credits in the course T497 for an approved industry internship experience. The Department of Telecommunications requires a minimum of 50 hours of work for each academic credit-hour.
To be eligible for internship credit, you must be a Telecommunications major or minor, be in good academic standing, and be at least a junior (56 credit hours). You must have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework (at least 6 credit hours must be at the 300 or 400 levels) in Telecommunications before the internship begins and not be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization. Read more about our Internship Guidelines (PDF).
For more information about internship opportunities and earning college credit, you may visit the Advising Suite, RTV 240. You may access our Undergraduate Blog at www.iutelecombulletinboard.wordpress.com to learn about internships, jobs and other helpful resources. Internship credit registration is evaluated on a case by case petition. You must make an appointment with the Telecommunications Internship Coordinator, Lynda Haywood-Smith at (812) 856-1974 to obtain the guidelines/syllabus and contract.