»Internship Process and Registration

Welcome to the Internship Process

For those who are interested in having an internship experience, there are many ways to search for an internship site. The Career Development Center has an online database, Panther Connect, which students are free to browse and explore for potential job and internship opportunities.

If you have already secured an internship and are interested in acquiring academic credit for that experience, please follow the internship registration instructions and deadlines below.

+-Panther Connect

Panther Connect Logo

Panther Connect is an online job and internship portal that connects students to employers who seek Chapman talent. Access to the portal is free for all Chapman students and alumni.

+-Internship Registration and Credits

Internship Application Portal

PLEASE NOTE FOR SPRING 2015: IN ORDER TO BE REGISTERED IN AN INTERNSHIP COURSE FOR SPRING 2015, ALL FOUR STEPS OF THE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS HAD TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 6, 2015. ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO BEGIN AN INTERNSHIP APPLICATION AFTER THIS DATE WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE LATE-ADD PETITION PROCESS TO BE REVIEWED FOR APPROVAL.

PLEASE NOTE FOR SUMMER 2015: IN ORDER TO BE REGISTERED IN AN INTERNSHIP COURSE FOR SUMMER 2015, ALL FOUR STEPS OF THE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 5:00 P.M. on JUNE 26, 2015. ALL STUDENTS WHO BEGIN AN INTERNSHIP APPLICATION AFTER THIS DATE WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE LATE-ADD PETITION PROCESS TO BE REVIEWED FOR APPROVAL.

Log in to the Internship Application Portal (using your Chapman username and password):

https://web.chapman.edu/internship/

Internship Checklist

After you have logged in to the Internship Application Portal, complete the following steps:

Download the Internship Site Approval Form:

http://www.chapman.edu/students/services/career-development/_files/pdfs-docs/internships-site-approval-form-2015.pdf#Internship Approval Form
  • Step 1: Intern Responsibilities Agreement – Click a series of check boxes to indicate that you acknowledge and accept the policies and agreements for earning academic credit for your internship.
  • Step 2: Internship Registration Information – Fill out the required information, which is the same as the information you will fill out manually on your Internship Site Approval Form.
  • Step 3: Internship Learning Objectives – Fill out your Learning Objectives for your Faculty Advisor to review and approve online.
  • Step 4: Internship Site Approval Form Upload – You will need to print and fill out your Internship Site Approval Form. Be sure to have it signed by your Site Supervisor. Then you will either take a photo of or scan your Internship Site Approval Form and upload it into your online application. (If you need assistance with scanning your form, you may bring it to the Career Development Center in AF 303.)

Once you have completed the 4-Step Internship Application, your Faculty Internship Advisor will receive an email notification to review your internship application for approval. Once he or she has approved your internship application, we review your application at the Career Development Center. Once it is approved, you will receive an automatic email, and it will take 3-5 business days for the Office of the Registrar to officially register you in your internship course. Please check WebAdvisor to verify whether you have been registered in your course within that timeframe and contact the Career Development Center if you have any concerns.

Academic Credits Per Hours Worked

Credits Hours
0.5

20

1.0 40
1.5 60
2.0 80
2.5 100
3.0 120

Timesheet

Download Internship Timesheet:

http://www.chapman.edu/students/services/career-development/_files/pdfs-docs/internship-timesheet-new.pdf

Throughout the course of your internship, you will keep track of your hours on the Internship Timesheet. At the end of the semester, your site supervisor will sign the timesheet, and you will scan and upload it to your internship application in the portal.

Performance Evaluation

A few weeks before the semester ends, your site supervisor will receive an email from the Career Development Center with a link to an online performance evaluation, which they will need to complete in order for you to receive a grade for your internship course.

This link is sent to the email address you have provided in your internship application, so please be sure to let the Career Development Center know of any changes to your site supervisor's contact information.

Exit Survey

As the semester comes to an end, you will receive an email from the Career Development Center with a link to an exit survey regarding your experience at your internship. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us continue to improve upon the internship process.

Grading

In addition to completing all of the above steps, you will also need to turn in the assignment(s) that you and your faculty internship advisor previously agreed upon at the start of your internship (i.e. daily journal, presentation, essay, etc.) by their determined due date(s) in order to be eligible to receive an academic grade from your faculty internship advisor.

Deadlines

Please refer to the following deadlines regarding internship registration:

Spring 2015 Internship Deadlines

Summer 2015 Internship Deadlines

If you have additional questions, please contact the Career Development Center at (714) 997-6942 or career@chapman.edu.

+-Internship Forms

Internship Site Approval Form

  • This is the contract between you and your internship site supervisor. This form must be filled out completely before it can be approved for registration.

Internship Timesheet

  • While attending your internship, you are required to keep track of your hours. Your internship timesheet will be uploaded to the Internship Portal at the end of your internship experience.

+-Internship Deadlines

Please refer to the following deadlines regarding internship registration:

Spring 2015 Internship Deadlines

Summer 2015 Internship Deadlines

If you have additional questions, please contact the Career Development Center at (714) 997-6942 or career@chapman.edu.

+-International Internships

All international internships and sites must be vetted and approved by the Center for Global Education.

Please contact the Center for Global Education at (714) 997-6830 or globaled@chapman.edu with questions about your international internship.                                                                                                             

+-Petition Process

If you are an undergraduate student seeking to receive academic credit for an internship for the current semester and have missed the deadline in order to do so, you will need to complete a Petition Packet, which includes:

  1. Completed Undergraduate Petition Form or Graduate Petition Form (signed by your Faculty Internship Advisor).
  2. Completed Internship Site Approval Form (signed by your Internship Site Supervisor).
  3. Personal statement of reason for petition (1 page maximum).
  4. Receipt for $20 petition fee paid at the Cashier’s Office.
  5. (Optional) You may also submit any other information supporting your personal statement of reason for petition (i.e. a doctor's note, a performance review from your internship site, etc.).

Once you have completed the Petition Packet, you will submit it to the Career Development Center (at the attention of the Career Relations Assistant). The Career Relations Assistant will sign your Petition Packet and submit it to the Registrar to ensure that it will be reviewed by the Standards Committee. Please note that the Standards Committee meets once a week to consider petitions.

Once your petition is submitted, it will usually take 7–10 business days to receive a response, unless your Petition Packet is received just before a holiday break.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are petitioning to add a retroactive internship (meaning an internship that was completed during a prior semester), please be aware that it is the policy of Chapman University to not approve retroactive credit. You must present a compelling, extenuating circumstance for the Standards Committee to be convinced an exception should be made. Also, if this retro credit would have resulted in a credit overload for the term in which it was completed, you will be assessed tuition at the overload rate. If overload tuition is acceptable to you, please indicate this in your personal statement.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Career Development Center at (714) 997-6942 or career@chapman.edu

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