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Internship FAQs

Q. Who is responsible for identifying the intern employer?
A. The internship coordinator attempts to locate internship opportunities for students. We cannot, however, promise an internship site. Students are encouraged to seek their own internship sites.

Q. Where will the intern work assignments be located?
A. The majority of the job sites are located in the Houma/Thibodaux area, but students have worked throughout southeast Louisiana and occasionally out of state.

Q. Do I stay with the same employer throughout the entire internship?
A. Yes.

Q. How much will I earn?
A. Each employer is different, so compensation varies from one employer to another. Students sometimes work for free in order to have the opportunity to earn valued work experience.

Q. Will I earn academic credit for working as an intern?
A. Yes. You will earn three hours of course credit.

Q. Can I have more than one internship?
A. No. Only one internship may count toward the degree.

Q. Will I have to attend an internship class?
A.
No.

Q. Will I have assignments to complete?
A.
Yes. Students are assigned a faculty supervisor who will determine assignments to be completed.

Q. How will my final grade be determined?
A.
The student’s faculty supervisor will assign the final course grade based on weekly activity reports, evaluations by the job site supervisor and performance on assignments.

Q. Can I drop out of the internship program at any time?
A.
NO! Students should not enter the program unless they plan on finishing all scheduled work. Withdrawals from internship courses follow the same process and procedures as any other Nicholls State University course.

Q. Will the organization hire me after graduation?
A.
Maybe. Employing organizations are under no obligation to hire anyone. However, many of our former interns have gotten permanent positions with the intern organization.

Q. Am I obligated to work for my intern employer after graduation?
A.
No.

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