Every employer and internship is unique. Customize your own objectives to best accommodate the needs of the intern and priorities of the organization. Keep in mind that not all interns are familiar with formal work settings and policies about conduct, break times, attendance and days off. Take some time to orient the student to your organizations policies at the start of the internship. Discuss and arrange supervision meetings with the student intern that allow for questions and progress to be discussed.
CU Internship Program Registration: Participating in the Chapman University Intern Program is optional. After selecting your finalist, the student can provide you with registration materials (in print or virtual) that are managed by the CU Career Development Center (CDC) if academic credit is required.
Please note: A Chapman intern may only receive credit for an internship with a specific company for two semesters total. After that, interns are eligible to stay if their employers would like to extend their internships, but they will not be afforded any additional academic credit.
Intern Learning Agreement
Intern Learning Agreement: Student registration is established by a written agreement that represents a 4-way partnership between: the student, Site Supervisor, a CU Faculty Internship Advisor and the Career Development Center. Once duties are assigned by the Site Supervisor, the hiring party who assigns projects and work, the student works with a selected Faculty Internship Advisor to establish learning objectives related to their field of study. This agreement can be customized for each party to agree upon tasks and expectations. You will receive the agreement form from the student via email or in person once they are hired.
About mid-way through the internship, the designated Site Supervisor will receive an Intern Performance Evaluation via email from the CU Career Development Center.
Towards the end of the term, the student intern will request that you review a CU Timesheet to confirm the hours completed.
For questions or assistance with the registration process, please contact our CDC Front Desk at (714) 997-6942 or our Internship Coordinator at (714) 744-7688.
Credit Eligibility or Verification Letter: Human Resources teams may require a letter that verifies that the student has ability to register or has already completed registration. If this is applicable for your site, the student can request this letter from the CDC, and it will be delivered promptly (via email or in person).