American Humanics Internship Requirements
- Students should obtain junior or senior standing before pursuing an internship placement.
- Students must complete 300 hours of internship.
- Students must complete at least 150 hours (10 hours/week for 15 weeks) at each internship in order to receive academic credit and credit towards the AH certificate.
- Students may choose to do all 300 hours at one internship site or split in into two 150 hour internships.
- At least half of the internship hours should be done within a nonprofit organization.
- Students must take the internship for credit, 490 or 491, but may do so in any discipline. This may be waived if: 1. The student will be finishing the internship after graduation from GVSU or 2. The student is getting paid, does not desire credit, and is covered by the host organizations’ insurance.
- Students must complete an internship handbook with the host supervisor detailing the prospective duties, time commitment, and compensation, if any. This document must be signed by 1. The student, 2. The internship site supervisor, and 3. The American Humanics Director.
- Students must meet with the AH Director a minimum of three times during the internship. This will be waived in favor of online communication and/or progress reports if the student chooses to do a non-local internship.
- Students must submit a three – five page paper after their internship, explaining their experience, connections to course materials, etc. as laid out in the internship handbook. Students not completing the paperwork and/or paper will be ineligible for credit.
- Students will work with both the AH director and the site supervisor to ensure that the internship does provide learning in one or more of the AH competency areas.
- The student will report any problems at the site to the AH director immediately. This includes, but is not limited to, issues of sexual or other harassment, discrimination, an unwillingness of site staff to work with the intern, or a discrepancy between the projected assignments and the work being done (if the work does not allow the student to become experienced in one or more competency areas).